Mildred Carnes Meeler, 83, of Cramerton, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina and was the daughter of the late Ransome and Mary Alma Williams Carnes and was preceded in death by her husband, John Walter Meeler.
Mrs. Meeler was a graduate of Cramerton High School in 1947, graduate of Appalachian University in 1951 with a degree in English and Library Science. She was a Librarian for 4 years in Wilmington and for 2 years in Reidsville, Supervisory Librarian with the U. S. Army Special Services Library Division in Nurenberg and Stuttgart, Germany, and in Verdun, France for 4 years. She was the Librarian at Stanley High School for 10 years, Librarian at East Gaston High School for 27 years, Librarian at Cramerton Junior High, Cramerton for 5 years, from which she retired in 1993. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Cramerton.
Mrs. Meeler is survived by one sister, Dorothy Ashcraft of Raleigh; three brothers, James Carnes and wife Anita of Louisburg, North Carolina, Ransome Carnes and wife Mary of San Diego, California, Kenneth Carnes, Sr. and wife Norma of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia with a Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in The Colonial Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home with Dr. David B. Julen officiating.
Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P. O. Box 3984, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com;
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Meeler and Carnes family.