CRAMERTON - Mildred Carnes Meeler, 83, of Cramerton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Lancaster County, S.C., 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 1947 graduate of Cramerton High School and a 1951 graduate of Appalachian University with a degree in English and Library Science. She was a librarian for four years in Wilmington and for two years in Reidsville, supervisory librarian with the U.S. Army Special Services Library Division in Nurenberg and Stuttgart, Germany, and in Verdun, France for four 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 five 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, Ransome Carnes and wife, Mary, of San Diego, Calif., Kenneth Carnes Sr. and wife, Norma, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, with a funeral service to follow at 11 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, NC 28054.
Online condolences may be made at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, is serving the Meeler and Carnes families.