Garrett Funeral Home

460 North Main St., Waynesville, NC


Merel Frances Painter

Merel Frances Painter age 93, of Maryville, TN and formally of Waynesville, NC passed away on July 15, 2019. Merel was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Cumi Stamey. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, York Painter; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Connie Painter; sister, Velma Parham of Thonotosassa, FL; and several nieces and nephews. She graduated in 1947 from Western Carolina Teachers College and taught elementary school until her retirement in 1991.

Merel was a member of First Baptist Church Waynesville and Primetime Singers. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019, in the chapel of the church. The family will receive friends after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Broyhill Baptist Children’s Home, 111 Sneed Drive, Clyde, NC 28721 or the Primetime Singers Ministry of First Baptist Church Waynesville.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 17, 2019


Merel Frances Painter

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Ruby Crumpler

August 13, 2019

Terry and Connie am so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Love and Prayers to all the family...

Charlotte Mitchell Mathis

August 13, 2019

Mrs. Painter was my first grade teacher. I always loved school and I think it was because she was such an amazing teacher. RIP Mrs. Painter, I will always remember you.

Charlene Millwood Carswell

August 13, 2019

Terry Joe and Connie-
Mrs. Painter was a lovely lady. My condolences to the family.

Jane McKay Stamey

August 13, 2019

We will always miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The McKay Family - Mackie, Jane and David