Mildred Carnes Meeler

May 19, 1929January 17, 2013

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.

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Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Meeler and Carnes family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Tracy Small

January 26, 2013

"Millie" was a special customer at Georgio's that I waited on quite a bit, at least 3 times a week. She was always smiling and was so thoughtful, just a sweet lady all around. My deepest sympathy for your loss, her presence will be missed.

Rosa Lee Crowe Simmons

January 22, 2013

I worked with Mildred at East Gaston for five years--there was not a sweeter person and she loved her work and students. I , also, graduated from high school with her sister, Dorothy, who was as sweet so sweetness and big smiles must have run in the family. Sorry about your loss, Dorothy.

Lindsay Mitchell

January 22, 2013

Sorry about yalls loss. Prayers

January 22, 2013

You will be missed and we love you! Leah (Meeler), Brent and Samuel Thompson

Sheila Guagliardo

January 21, 2013

We love you and will miss you so very much. You were a very loving and giving person. You are with mom(Iris) and Aunt Mary now, probably having tea and crumpets. HA! Love, Sheila, Keith, and Aunt Kitty.

Hugh and Susan Meeler

January 21, 2013

millie you will be missed but you are with John and mama meeler and your family now but more importantly you are with our Precious Lord and Saviour.

Teresa Broome

January 20, 2013

I had not seen Mrs. Meeler for years but remember her fondly. Her quick wit, smile and love of reading inspired all that came in contact with her. I was so happy when she came to Easton Gaston from Stanley High. She made the move less scary. She will be missed the many students that she inspired.