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Leora Pearl (Wilhoit) Meyers (1918 - 2006)

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Leora Pearl Meyers formerly Wilhoit
Born in Chuckey, Greene, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of , , , [private sister (1920s - unknown)] and
Wife of — married in Greene, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Mother of , [private son (1940s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1950s - unknown)]
Died in Sullivan, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Oct 2014
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Categories: East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Kingsport, Tennessee.


Leora was born in 1918. She was the daughter of James Wilhoit and Carrie Leming. She passed away in 2006.


Leora Pearl Meyers, 88, died Wednesday at the Asbury Center.

Mrs. Meyers was born March 15, 1918, in Greene County, and was a daughter of the late James H. and Carrie Leming Wilhoit.

She was a 1935 graduate of Doak High School, and received a teaching degree from Tusculum College. Upon graduation, she taught in the Greene County School System.

A homemaker, she had lived most of her life in the Kingsport area and was the widow of Nestor W. Meyers.

She was a faithful member of the Mafair United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Meyers is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: Dr. Donald N. and Sherry Meyers of Brentwood; a daughter and son-in-law: Susan and Steve Butler of Kingsport; four grandsons: Brad Meyers, Ryan Meyers and his wife, Allison, Nathan Meyers, and Scott Butler; a granddaughter: Stephanie Butler; two great-granddaughters: Emmeline Meyers and Larkin Meyers; a brother-in-law: Bill Brown of Kingsport; and several niece's and nephew's.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Henry Meyers, four brothers, and a sister.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.

The funeral service will follow visitation at 8 o'clock in the funeral home chapel.

The Rev. Roc Collins will officiate. A committal service will be held at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the East Lawn Memorial Park, Garden of The Well.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Meyers, son, son-in-law, and grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her long time friends at Mafair UM Church.


  • Wilhite/Wilhoit & Allied Descendants of Johann Michael and Anna Maria (Hengsteler) Wilheit 1671-1994 Compiled by Mary F. Mickey
  • "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 December 2016), Nestor W Meyers and Leora P Wilhoit, 05 Dec 1941; citing Greene, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. 517, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 1,012,448.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 19 May 2014), Leora P Meyers, 03 May 2006; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  • Cemetery marker [1]

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