9/18/12 — Gratis Carlisle “Mutt” Meacham

Mrs. Gratis Carlisle “Mutt” Meacham, age  94 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the  Manchester Health Care Center.
Mrs. Meacham was born in Boston, Tennessee in  Williamson County and was the third child of six children born to her parents,  Moses Thomas Carlisle and Lola Thompson Carlisle.
She was very mischievous as a  child and that is how she earned her nickname “Mutt”. She was very  athletic and participated in track and earned the record as highest jumper  in the county. She also enjoyed basketball and served as a basketball captain.  She worked for many years as a bookkeeper with a company in Nashville for  many years.
She married Donald N. Meacham in 1956 after he retired from the U.S.  Navy. Gratis and Donald owned and operated a family restaurant where she  specialized in great casseroles and desserts. Gratis and Donald attended the Red  Hill Church of Christ in Manchester for many years. Donald passed away in 1993. 
Mrs. Meacham was also preceded in death by her sister, Gertie Byrd; and  brothers, Garland Carlisle and Gilman Carlisle.
She is survived by her daughter,  Teri A. Meacham Phillips of Manchester, TN; grandchildren, Christopher Phillips  and Courtney Phillips both of Manchester, TN; brother German Carlisle (Sue) of  Goodletsville, TN; sister, Gwendolyn Lampley of Franklin, TN; and special  friend, Matilda Locke of Manchester, TN.
Visitation will be on Monday, September  17, 2012 from 5:00 p.m.  until  8:00 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be  conducted on Tuesday afternoon, September 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel  of Central Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at the Shady Grove Cemetery. 
Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN.