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Volume 26, Number 7 — July 2019

In Memoriam: Arts Advocate Nellie McNeil

Nellie McNeil
Nellie McNeil

December 24, 2007

Nellie McNeil, a columnist for the Kingsport Times-News for the past 25 years, passed away November 8.

As a columnist, she was a spokesperson for the arts, education, diversity, multiculturalism, equal opportunity, and the environment. She spent much of her adult life as an advocate for the arts, especially making the arts accessible to all ages and socio-economic groups.

McNeil was a former member of the Tennessee Arts Commission, and served two terms as chair of the Commission. She also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Southern Arts Federation.