NEW TAZEWELL — Myrtle L. Meyers, age 79 of New Tazewell, TN, was born October 24, 1936. She was saved at a tent revival at the age of 12, and devoted her life to the Lord until her death on October 13, 2016. She was a charter member of Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church, where she was song leader for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Kenneth L. Meyers; parents, C. Raymond Miller and Vina J. (Hill) Miller and sister Margaret Hodges. She is survived by her children: Annette & (Les) Rodgers of New Tazewell, TN; Ken & (Kim) Meyers of Knoxville, TN; Connie Bryant of New Tazewell, TN. Grandchildren: Matt & (Sarah) Rodgers, Valerie Rodgers, Kendall & (Kelly) Meyers, Korey & (Ashton) Meyers, Ashley & (Roy) Greer. Great-grandchild: Quinn Rogers. Siblings: Lena & (Lyle) Burkholder of Greentown, Indiana; Betty Dishner of Winchester, TN; Judy & (Colin) Bowers of Manchester, TN; David & (Kathy) Miller of Ocala, FL. Brothers-in-law: Kenneth Hodges of Sherman, Texas; Rondell Meyers of New Tazewell, TN. A host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends. The family received friends from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell with funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Minister: Rev. Sam Griffin. Singers: Melody Singers and Dr. Richard Clark. Pallbearers: Korey Meyers, Matt Rodgers, Roy Greer, Les Rodgers, Jim Bell and Glen Cosby. Honorary Pallbearers: Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church Members. Coffey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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