Harriet B. McMeekin

May 22, 1938June 10, 2018

Mrs. Harriet B. McMeekin, 80, of Southside passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Collier-Butler Chapel with Pastor Matt Wethington and Bro. Lauil Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Southside, AL. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct. Mrs. McMeekin was a lifelong resident of Southside. She was a teacher and administrator for Etowah County Schools with 34 years of service. She was a lifelong member of Southside Baptist Church. Those preceding her in death was her parents, Mitchell and Evelyn Burns; brother, Claude Burns and granddaughter, Jessica Grace McMeekin. Survivors include her husband, Thomas McMeekin; children, Steven (Crystal) McMeekin and Abby McMeekin (William) Brindley; grandchildren, Wesley Wyres; Erin Brindley (Kody) Ortman; Evan Brindley; Claudia McMeekin; Ethan Brindley and Millie McMeekin and great grandson, William Davis Ortman. Pallbearers will be Bryan Stone; Gregg Thompson; Jerry Tolbert; Joe Burns; Albert Davis and Dennis Huffman. Special thanks is extended to the ladies in her Sunday school class at Southside Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 9 am until the hour of service Wednesday at the funeral home.


  • Thomas McMeekin, Husband
  • Steven (Crystal) McMeekin, Son
  • Abby McMeekin (William) Brindley, Daughter
  • Wesley Wyres, Grandson
  • Erin Brindley (Kody) Ortman, Granddaughter
  • Evan Brindley, Grandson
  • Claudia McMeekin, Granddaughter
  • Ethan Brindley, Grandson
  • Millie McMeekin, Grandson
  • William Davis Ortman, Great Grandson


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Harriet B. McMeekin

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Becky Whorton

June 12, 2018

I was fortunate in High School to have Mrs. McMeekin as my English teacher. Her classes could be difficult, but she was very fair and encouraging to her students. One year we had a box of vocabulary flash cards and had to spell, define, and use them in sentences and or writing assignments. From this assignments began my life long love of words and expanding my vocabulary. I have had some phone conversations with her over the years. I was surprised that she remembered me after all the years since I was in her classes. She made me smile when I was told during one conversation that I didn’t have to call her Mrs. McMeekin any more, and that I had permission to call her Harriet. (I was 60 at the time). I am so sorry for your loss, but may her memory and all the lives she touched throughout her life give you comfort.