Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 21, 2013

Mary Frances Meadows

PRINCETON — Born May 12, 1939 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of Hilda Grace Martin of Princeton and the late Ollen Tony Martin.

She was educated in Mercer County and was self employed most of her life. Mary Frances was a member of the Willowton Church of Christ.

In addition to her father Ollen Tony Martin, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Augustus and Ollie Wiley Martin, Cecil and Ruby Byrd; one sister, Linda Jefferies, and one brother, Steve Martin along with her best friend, Shirley Higgins.

Left to cherish her memory, her four children: Jimmy Meadows and wife Sheila, Debra Roberts and husband Steve; Joseph Meadows and fiancée Ella Hurst, all of Princeton; and Virginia Trutzenbach and husband Darren of New Jersey; grandchildren, Jessica Schimp and husband Dustin, Tanda Christian and husband Bobby, Tara Sexton and husband Robbie, Toni Phillips and husband David, Tiffany Barlow and husband Jason, Erica, Ryan and Bryce Meadows, Gavin Trutzenbach and Shawn Chahar and wife Michelle; her adopted grandchildren; Sherman Asbury, Aubree Boyd, Alex Williams, Hailey and Jackson Hurst;  great-grandchildren Tyler Farley, Kolton Simon, Chasity, Lexi and Aniyah Christian, and India Chahar.

Her siblings, Cecil Martin and wife Polly of Bozoo, Jim Martin and wife Pam of North Carolina; Darrel Martin of Princeton; Jewell Tolliver and husband William Lee of Virginia; special friends, Margaret Austin, Elizabeth “Pokey” Asbury, and Lillian Burks;  A host of nieces and nephews; and her loving companion her precious teacup poodle “Rachel.”

A service to celebrate the life of Mary Frances Meadows will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2013 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Teddy Billings officiating .  Burial will follow in the Willowton Cemetery at Willowton.

Friends may visit with the family Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Online condolence may be shared with the family via

Her nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The Meadows family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.


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