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Obituaries

November 1, 2012

Bruce K. Meador

Athens — Athens – Funeral services for Bruce Meador, 87, of Athens, formerly of Cayuga are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel of Athens, with the Rev. Bob Reid officiating.  Burial will follow at Judson Cemetery in Cayuga.

Mr. Meador passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 in Athens.

Bruce was born Sept. 7, 1925 in Athens to Tom Wilson Meador and Margaret Goodgame Meador. 

He joined the U.S. Army in August of 1944, and was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the Victory Ribbon, the Army Occupation Ribbon and two Overseas Service Bars.  He was Honorably Discharged as a Sargent. 

He was a drilling and production superintendent for Getty Oil of Venice, La.   He loved the outdoors, gardening and was an animal lover.  He enjoyed feeding the squirrels outside his home.  He was an avid hunter, and a collector of guns.  Bruce was a kind man, and will be missed by all he knew.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter; Zandra Meador and brothers and sisters Clarence Meador, Thomas Meador, Jr., Mary Meador Heywood, Annie Zell Meador McMahon and James Kenneth Meador.

Bruce is survived by two daughters Gretchen and husband John Byerts of Houston, and Mary and husband Gayle Smith of Richland, Miss., one granddaughter Kathryn Byerts and a special friend  Natalie Jones of Cayuga.   

Pallbearers will be Greg Washington, Tavaris Williams, Mark Meador, Gayle Smith, Alvin “Butch” Boyd and Hodge Boyd.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Judge Hudson, Sr., Judge Hudson, Jr. and John Byerts.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

You may light a candle, or write condolences to the family at: www.hannigansmith.com

Arrangements are entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

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