Former Letcher County resident Ernest Riley Meade, 70, died December 1 at his home in Eva, Tenn.
Born at Neon, he was a son of the late Floyd Jr. and Callie Meade and the widower of Ella Sexton Meade. He was a brother of the late Amanda Joyce Chance, and the stepfather of the late Joanne Spicer.
Surviving are his stepchildren, Everett Sexton, Tony Sexton, and Troy Sexton, all of Jackhorn; Garnet Sexton, Viper; Esther Hensley and Louvonne Spangler, Jackhorn; 14 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at the Sexton family cemetery at Jackhorn.