Catherine Crooms Meeks

METTER:  Catherine Crooms Meeks, 89, widow of Charlie Ray Meeks, died Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Candler County Hospital.  

Visitation was held at Cedar Street Baptist Church from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 7.  The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, at Cedar Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. Larry Compton officiating.  Interment was in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Aline.

Born in the Aline community, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Rosa Lee Crooms.  She was a member of Cedar Street Baptist Church and the Golden Agers.  Mrs. Meeks retired from the Candler County Board of Education, working in the Metter Primary School lunchroom for many years.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, and MaMa to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Meeks was preceded in death by her parents and nine brothers and sisters.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynette and Bobby Rigdon of Metter and Linda and Dan Hamm of Gray; a son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Fran Meeks of Metter; a brother, Hubert Crooms and his wife Louise of Metter; her grandchildren, Vickie Aldrich, Steven Cody, Steven Rigdon, Benjie Rigdon, Jennifer Smith, Nacole Davis, Allison Hood, Danielle Gordon and Suzanne Smith; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Steven Rigdon, Steven Cody, Benjie Rigdon, Chris Aldrich, Kevin Davis, Clay Hood and Rusty Smith.  Honorary pallbearers were the Golden Agers.

Remembrances may be made to the Cedar Street Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 555, Metter, GA 30349.

Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, in Metter had charge of arrangements.  Guest book:  www.kennedyfuneralhomechapels.com.

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