I’m posting about a Kenefick resident today because he is buried in Gethsemane Cemetery, and because for some reason Mr. Meeks’ headstone was never inscribed with his death date.
The Durant Daily Democrat
March 7, 1947
Thomas J. Meeks, Pioneer Kenefick Citizen, Passes
Thomas Jefferson Meeks, aged 85 years, for the past 40 years a merchant and business man of Kenefick, died at the family home in Kenefick Sunday morning at 5 o’clock, following an illness of four months.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at four o’clock from the Baptist Church in Kenefick. Rev. J. W. Wade, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of the city officiated. Burial was in the Caddo cemetery.
Pall bearers were J.S. Wix, Lloyd Guthrie, Norman Miller, V. L. Troutman, C. E. Scoggins, Garland Washington.
Mr. Meeks had been a member of the Baptist Church for many years. He was also a member of Caddo lodge A. F. & A. M. No. 3, having affiliated with this lodge in the early days of this section.
He is survived by one brother, John Meeks, Kentucky; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Meeks, Tennessee, Mrs. Ellan Payne, Coalgate, Okla.
Gus Pool and Son will have charge of arrangements.