Dorothy Lucille Harrah Meadows, 82, wife of Weldon L. Meadows, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at her home.
Born in Beckley, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late William Thomas Harrah and the late Hester Belle Harrah. Mrs. Meadows was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and attended Salt & Light Church. She was a retired special education teacher from Sumter School District #17. She was tapped into Alpha Kappa Gamma, one of the most prestigious sororities at Columbia College. She also volunteered with the March of Dimes and Easter Seals.
Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Carolyn James of Mt. Pleasant, Mary Meadows of Sumter, and Dody Meadows Yarborough of Columbia; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Kirlis, M.D. (Karey) of Mt. Pleasant, Marie Corrao (Scott) of Athens, Ga., Will Yarborough of Clemson, and Ben Yarborough of Columbia; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joseph Franklin Harrah of Woodbridge, Va.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Salt & Light Church with the Rev. G.W. Harrell and the Rev. Rodney Howard officiating. Entombment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be Glenn Allen Harrell, Sammy Harrell, Will Yarborough, Ben Yarborough, Scott Corrao, Karey Kirlis, Jack Corrao, and Rex Moseley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charlotte Partin, Betty Fralick, Lucy Burchfield, Barbara Brogdon, Sandra Plock, Linda Galliano, Pat McDonald, and Mary Arbuckle.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home.
The family would like to express their special appreciation to her caregiver, Marlisa Griffin.
Memorials may be made to Salt & Light Handicap Access Fund, 323 Miller Rd., Sumter, S.C. 29150 or to the March of Dimes, 240 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 206, Columbia, S.C. 29210.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.