Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Georgia L. Meek

August 21, 1935August 24, 2019
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Georgia Meek was born August 21, 1935 to Jesse and Vera Hall. First called “Sugar Pie” by her family, she soon became known as “Sug” to all who loved her. She went from Time to Eternity on Saturday, August 24 welcomed by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by the love of her life Roger Meek, who she met at the skating rink at age 14 and later became her life partner for 64 wonderful years. Also preceding her is her “baby brother” Mark Hall. She lived a full life, loved to laugh and have fun. She was the little girl helping the blind man sell pencils on Garrison Avenue in front of her parents Army Store, the star of the skating rink, the cheerleader at Fort Smith High School riding around on her Cushman scooter, and the cute young mama who loaded her three kids in her bright red Impala SS to go “anywhere” and “everywhere”. Her love of life never ended as she enjoyed time with her family dressing up as Santa every Christmas morning to entertain her grandchildren. She was loved by family and friends and never met a stranger. Sug loved Jesus and was a committed Bible teacher, studying hours and hours to prepare lessons. Her passion was for everyone to know and understand a relationship with Jesus, and she rarely met anyone without asking them if they knew Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

She loved her family with all of her heart and her legacy lives on in her children, Sarah Meek Howe, Georgianna Yerton and husband Stan, Roger Meek Jr. and wife Tina. Her grandchildren include Kelly Yerton McGruder (Drake), Caleb Yerton (Suzanne), Jesse Howe (Leigh Ellen), Katie Howe, Stephen Meek (Gresham), Philip Meek, and Sarah Jane Meek. She loved her great grandchildren, Luke and Anna Kate McGruder, Witt and Georgia Blake Yerton and was eagerly anticipating the arrival of her first Meek great grandbaby. Her sister in law, Carolyn Meek Nelson and her husband Dell also survive her. Her furry friend Stella did not leave her side.

She will be missed dearly, but her family is more than confident that they will see her again, without pain and suffering.

The family private burial will be at Forest Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Honorary Pallbearers will be her PEO Chapter J. The celebration of her life will be Monday, August 26 at 11:00 at First Baptist Church with visitation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the church that she loved, First Baptist Church, 1400 Grand Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901. To leave an online memory, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com


  • Sarah Meek Howe, Daughter
  • Georgianna and Husband Stan Yerton, Daughter
  • Roger Meek Jr. and Wife Tina, Son
  • Kelly Yerton McGruder, Grandchild
  • Caleb Yerton, Grandchild
  • Jesse Howe, Grandchild
  • Katie Howe, Grandchild
  • Stephen Meek, Grandchild
  • Philip Meek, Grandchild
  • Sarah Jane Meek, Grandchild
  • Luke and Anna Kate McGruder, Great Grandchild
  • Witt and Georgia Blake Yerton, Great Grandchild
  • Carolyn Meek Nelson and Husband Dell, Sister-in-law
  • Georgia was eagerly anticipating the arrival of her first Meek great grandbaby. and her furry friend Stella did not leave her side.

  • Kelly Yerton McGruder
  • Caleb Yerton
  • Jesse Howe
  • Katie Howe
  • Stephen Meek
  • Philip Meek
  • Sarah Jane Meek

  • First Baptist Church


  • Memorial Service Monday, August 26, 2019


Georgia L. Meek

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vickie coker

August 27, 2019

How my heart is broken I only learned yesterday of her passing actually her celebration of life was in progress when I got the news. How I loved this remarkable lady! How she impacted my life oh let me count the ways! She was my Sunday school teacher for many years but she was so much more than that, being born and raised in the Mormon church she taught me more about Jesus than I had ever known in all my years of going to church. She was larger than life her faith and spirit and love for life were bigger than the universe! Oh how she loved the Lord! She took me aside many times and the little closet in the back of the church and prayed with me through some of my darkest times. She would sometimes bring me her ever so gently worn shoes and pass them on to me we wore the same size, I was always so grateful to get them she could afford the good ones and my feet and legs never hurt when I got to wear her shoes I always walked a little taller when I got to wear her shoes I absolutely could never fill her shoes but I was always grateful to get them. All the little handwritten notes and invitations and the little purse size New Testament with my name on the front that she gave me all have a different meaning now! I regret so not going to see her when I could I think I will miss most on Thanksgiving morning when I would get that call bright and early with her singing The Turkey Song! I've always wanted to get the words to that and never did I would laugh and cry at the same time, I was her friend but she made me feel like so much more! She was truly a disciple one of God's chosen! She will forever be engraved in my heart! I will see her again one day I know this is true because of her! My deepest sympathy to her amazing family, how she did love you all!

Eugene Still

August 27, 2019

What a dear and wonderful lady. My great pleasure and honor to know and care for her.

Jo Jennings Hall

August 27, 2019

To the Meek family- Sarah, Georgianna and Roger: I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. The best news is....she is with Jesus. It was high school when I remember meeting her but it has been years since I have seen her. My prayers and thoughts are with you. No matter the time our parents deaths have happened, we know they are in a better place but that doesn't help us from missing them each and every day.

beth stephens

August 27, 2019

What can one say about one of God's most beloved Angels?
Sug was what we all strive to be.
Sug was a true Southern Lady.
She was a wonderful wife and Mother, raising three blessed children.
If you were lucky enough to have known her, then you were also touched by her kindness.
Her face glowed with the Love of her Lord.
Peace to the family, she will be greatly missed.

James Reese

August 26, 2019


I never had the opportunity to meet your Mother, but I was moved in reading about her witness for Jesus Christ in her life as put forth in her obituary. Mom (Betsy Charlene Reese) and I want to send our condolences, thoughts & prayers to you and all of Georgia's loved ones. Because of your Mother's faith & testimony, we know she's with our Lord & Savior now, 2 Cor 5:8. I haven't seen you since NHS Class of '73 graduation or, maybe it was the Celebration Youth Choir trip to the Pacific Northwest following graduation. Irregardless, it's been too long, wishing you and yours all the best

Joe Wasson

August 26, 2019

The Meek family has made Fort Smith their home for the last 139 years. They have been good for this city. For the last 50 years, I've been fortunate to have known the Meek family. They are delightful people!

Way back, Big Roger & Sug were the picture-perfect cool couple with the pretty children driving away from the church in the pretty new car. And soon I found out they were even nicer than they looked.

I'm taking the advice of Dr. Seuss and smiling because they happened. Thanks for the memories.


August 25, 2019


Wendell Martin

August 25, 2019

She loved Jesus. What else should be said!!
When my mother Mary died, she gave me a soul winner's New Testament. With this inscription inside the cover. "Only Jesus knows". She knew! and she was right!!

Patty Howe Criner

August 25, 2019

Sug had the best, most fun, most elaborate birthday parties for the twins...my niece and nephew, Katie and Jesse...I never missed these over the top events when they were little. She was "all about her family"....she was energetic and fun and everyone wanted to be around her...a magnet....
Thank you Sug...for the good times and memories.
Love and hugs to all ...thinking of you. Patty Howe Criner