Lula Evelyn Arnold Meares Graham, 82, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 at Columbus Regional Healthcare. She was the daughter of the late Wilson Arnold and Frances Shaw Arnold.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Christian Plain AME Zion Church, 1960 Jenkins Road with Rev. Dr. Vincent Meares officiating. Viewing will be held from noon-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at Peoples Funeral Home and Saturday, Jan. 28 one hour prior to and following the service at the church. Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery.
Surviving are eight children, Dillard Meares and Vincent Meares, both of Fayetteville, Earl Meares of Clarkton, Phyllis Mitchell of Killeen, Texas, Bobby Meares of Seattle, Wash., Loletha Godwin of Charlotte, Josie McKoy and Donna Jones, both of Whiteville; one brother, Leo Clark Arnold of Whiteville; one sister, Beulah Simmons of Bronx, N.Y.; 29 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.