Obituary: Elizabeth “Lib” Meacham

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Elizabeth Long Ormsby Meacham passed away  Sept. 10, 2014.

Elizabeth “Lib” Meacham

Elizabeth “Lib” Meacham

Lib was the daughter of the late Thomas Edward Ormsby and Julia Cooper Ormsby.  She was born Aug. 3, 1916 in Rockingham  and married her high school sweetheart, Henry (Ham) Albert Meacham Sr. on April  12, 1936.  They lived happily together for 76 years until Ham’s death on May 21, 2012.

Lib was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Rockingham, where she enjoyed being the hostess for the Ladies Bible Class and playing the piano for the Children’s Sunday School classes. Her interest in flowers and homemaking guided her to join the Rockingham Garden Club and the Ruth Current Homemakers Club.  She also served as treasurer of the Richmond County Home Extension Council.  Lib will be remembered by her many acts of kindness and her love for her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry (Ham) Albert Meacham Sr.; her parents; sisters, Glady, Violet, Julia, Dot and Sue; brothers, George, Tom, Leeman, John and Hilburn; and son-in-law, Joe Mack McLaurin.

Lib is survived by her son, Henry Albert Meacham Jr. and her daughter, Cooper Meacham McLaurin; her devoted granddaughter, Holleigh Elizabeth McLaurin; and a precious great-grandson, Joseph Neelix Fountain McLaurin.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at the First United Methodist Church in Rockingham with Rev. Mike Sykes and Rev. Allison Farrah officiating.

Interment will follow at Eastside Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the McLaurin Center ( a non-profit vocational training group for individuals with disabilities),  PO Box 413, Hamlet, NC 28345 or First United Methodist Church,  PO Box 637,  Rockingham,  NC  28380.

Watson – King Funeral Home in Rockingham is assisting the Meacham family.  Online condolences may be  sent to

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The Pee Dee Post
Friday, Sept. 15, 2014

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