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James Spence Meriwether, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1922
Jasper County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 2007
Newborn
Newton County
Georgia, USA

James Spence Meriwether, Sr.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia)
14 January 2007


Mr. James Spence Meriwether, Sr. died January 12, 2007 at his home in Newborn, GA. Mr. Meriwether was born August 15, 1922 in Jasper County to William Thomas and Nan Bowden Meriwether. Mr. Meriwether was a World War II veteran having served as a fighter pilot (He was part of the 10th Fighter Squadron, serving on the USS Enterprise and also flew with the 14th Air Group as one of the first "night fighters" flying from the USS Intrepid). After his military service, Mr. Meriwether returned to Newborn and spent his career as a dairy farmer. Mr. Meriwether was a member of Pennington Methodist Church and also served as a Morgan County Commissioner.

Mr. Meriwether was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Cunningham Meriwether in 1999, as well as a brother, W.T. Meriwether who was killed in World War II.

Mr. Meriwether is survived by three children, Leona M. Benkoski & Tom, of Bostwick, William Thomas "Bill" Meriwether & Donna, of Newborn and James Spence Meriwether, Jr. & Danisa, of Cullman, AL. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Erin Leigh Meriwether, Alison Grace Meriwether and Jessica Lynn Johnson.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be Monday at 11:00 am in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Pennington Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pennington United Methodist Church. A.E. Carter Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Thomas Meriwether (1877 - 1963)
  Nancy Bowden Meriwether (1893 - 1958)
 
 Spouses:
  Leona Cunningham Meriwether (1929 - 1999)
  Elizabeth Jane Meriwether Meriwether (1927 - 2011)
 
 Sibling:
  William Thomas Meriwether (1920 - 1942)*
  James Spence Meriwether (1922 - 2007)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: TMSI [48655]
 
Burial:
Pennington Cemetery
Pennington
Morgan County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: The Meriwether Society, ...
Record added: Oct 08, 2011
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James Spence Meriwether, Sr
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James Spence Meriwether, Sr
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James Spence Meriwether, Sr
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