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Rites held for Irene Meade



Irene “Lorraine” Mae Meade, 76, died May 20 at her home in Jenkins.

Born in Deane to the late Brack and Icy Kincer Quillen, she was the mother of the late Ronald and Donald Shepherd, and the motherin law of the late Angie Shepherd

She was a sister of the late Kimmel and Donnie Quillen.

Surviving are her husband, Daniel Meade, of Deane; six children, Christopher Shepherd and wife Margaret, and Melissa Howard and husband Neil, all of Jenkins, Timothy Shepherd, of Stafford, Va., Robbie Shepherd, of Kona, and Christen Shepherd, of Whitesburg; five siblings, Kermit Quillen, of Deane, Gene King and husband Lawton, and D.H. Quillen and wife Dwana, all of Jackhorn, Herman Quillen and wife Karen of Pensacola, Fla., and Merna Kay Davis and husband Gary, of Erwin, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Stefan, Hawk, Jesse, Matthew, Zack, Jodie, Hailey and Skylee; seven great-grandchildren, Ethen, Evan, Seth, Logan, Maverick, Ashtin and Hudson; and a friend of more than 50 years, Billie Jean Short, of Jackhorn.

Funeral services were held May 24 in Neon. Burial was in Red Heart Cemetery at Jenkins.



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