January 11, 2013
Oretta Chaffins Meade, 92
Oretta Chaffins Meade, 92, of Lucasville, died, Jan. 11 at Southern Ohio Medical Center.
She was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Fronie Chaffins of Lucasville. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Orpha Akers, Jan Thompson, Carmel Nell Martin and Sylvia Burchett.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Alvin Meade, Jr., who is a WWII Army Veteran; two sons, Barry Dean Meade of Waverly and Dennis James (Diana) Meade of Minford; one granddaughter, Shawn (Christopher) Jordan of Wheelersburg; one grandson, Randolph (Carrie) Meade of Portsmouth and five great grandchildren; Auston Oretta Jordan, Zachary Tracz Jordan, Lane Robert Jordan, Lily Rose Meade and Xavier Edison Meade.
Oretta graduated from Garret High School, Garrett, Ky. She attended Lee College and left to serve our country during WWII as one of the many “Rosie The Riviters”. She was a member of the Lucasville Masonic Lodge Eastern Stars where she and her husband remained active in various fund-raising capacities.
Friends may call at Erwin Dodson Allen Funeral Home in Minford on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. The Rev. Sam Peters will preside over the funeral service which will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Friends may call one hour before the service. Interment will be in Salisbury Cemetery in Stockdale.