Obituary of Avis Meeks
Gruetli-Laager - Avis L. Meeks, 92, died Saturday, January 02, 2010. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Altamont, TN. She was very active within the church and had went on a mission at Washington DC Temple. She was born on July 08, 1917 to Lyman Beecher and Flossie Tipton Smartt who preceded her in death along with her grandparents, Reuben and Sarah Jane Nunley Smartt, John Houston and Mary Belle Nunley Tipton, Jr.; husband, William Thomas "Petey" Meeks; brothers, William Taft, Reed Smoot and Philander Knox Smartt, Sr.; sisters, Ora Lee Smartt Rankin, Geneva Belle Smartt Watts, Jessie Inez Smartt Turnage and Juanita Ruth Smartt; grandsons, Ricky Allan Meeks and Leland Wade Dodson; grandson-in-law, Stanley E. Herrod; step-great-great-granddaughter, Daysia Lee Neal. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Regena Smartt Dodson Stem; son, Cecil Thomas "Tommy" and Mary Braden Meeks; sister, Eva Burl Russell; grandchildren, Regena Dodson Herrod, Barton (Jan) and Brian (Shirley) Dodson, Bobby and Christy Meeks; 15 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 12:00 Noon Tuesday, January 05, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Sainats in Altamont with Bishop Aaron Barrett and Tre Pennington officiating with burial following in the Northcutts Cove LDS Mormon Church Cemetery.