Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

August 29, 2013

Retha Lil Meador Lyman

Corsicana Daily Sun

Retha Lil Meador Lyman, resident of Frost, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at her residence with her family at her side at the age of 60. She was born on Monday, April 27, 1953 in Corsicana to John L. Meador and Retha Lee Pogue Meador. She graduated from Italy High School in May 1971 and married Bob Lyman on June 12, 1971. Retha graduated Magma Cum Laude from Dallas Baptist University in May 1993 and worked for 17 years in public education and the last two years as adjunct professor at Navarro College.

 Retha is preceded in death by her parents John and Retha Meador, father-in -law Herb Lyman, sister Bernita Sage and her husband Sydney and brother-in-law Tim Niles.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Bob Lyman; son John H. Lyman; sisters, Sandra Smith and husband Alvin, Allie Dowdle and husband Bryan and Marla Niles. She is also survived by her aunt Faye Watts and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Frost Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.  Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at the Frost Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Wilder officiating. Burial will be at Frost Cemetery with William Meskiman, Billy Meskiman, Marcus Meskiman, James Orr, Keith Dowdle and Lynn Harris as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be David Malone, Bryan Dowdle, Alvin Smith and Steven Lyman.

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Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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