CARROLLTON, Ky.-Wiley Thomas ""Tommy"" Mefford, 84, of Carrollton, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at his residence.
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Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home, 809 Highland Ave. in Carrollton with the Rev. Eric Newcomer officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrolton.
Mr. Mefford was born on March 31, 1929, in Ghent, Carroll County, Ky., the son of the late Frank Thomas Mefford and Lottie (Skirvin) Mefford. He had retired from Richlawn Farms in Carrollton after working for over 38 years in farming. During the winter months after he retired he worked at the former Golden Burley Warehouse in Carrollton. He was a member of Whites Run Baptist Church where he had served as Deacon and Church Secretary.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hicks Mefford of Carrollton; his son, Danny Dale Mefford of Prospect, Ky.; his daughter, Rita Ann Wilson of Carrollton; nine grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren. He was considered ""Grandpa"" by many others.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Susie Dora Mefford Dermon and Mary Elizabeth Mefford Ritch.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Whites Run Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be made to the funeral home via their website: www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.
Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home
809 Highland Avenue
Carrollton, KY 41008
Published in The News-Democrat on Jan. 16, 2014