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Lewis Samuel Meadows - Obituary

Lewis Samuel Meadows was born on November 21, 1959 in Richwood, WV and passed away peacefully on March 15, 2014.  He was raised in Cottle, WV.   Lewis and his wife, Donna owned and operated El-Dorado Farm in Mount Nebo for the past 17 years.  Lewis dedicated his life to his family and American Saddlebred horses.  He was a professional horse trainer with many state, local, and world champion titles earned by horses he has bred or trained. 

Lewis was the son of the late Sam and Ona (King) Meadows. He is survived by his wife, Donna Meadows, stepson Taylor Tully and Wife Amanda of Mount Nebo, stepdaughter Jordan Granus and husband Jack of Mount Nebo, three grandchildren, Avery and Emily Tully and Mason Granus, mother-in-law Cheryl Long and husband Ermon, Brothers Dewey Meadows and wife Vicky of Craigsville, WV, Ronald Meadows and wife Debbie of Craigsville, WV, Ted Meadows and wife Shirley of Maryland, Eddie Meadows and wife Delphia of Craigsville, WV, sisters Dail Mullens and husband Butch of Craigsvillle, WV, Birdie Jackson and husband Ray of Craigsville, WV, Anita Bleigh and husband Larry of Craigsville, Ruby Hinkle of Craigsville, Niece Betty Meadows and Milee of Huntington, WV, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Lewis’ life will be celebrated with a memorial service on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at the Gilgal United Methodist Church in Mount Nebo with pastor Rick Swearingen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd West, Charleston WV 25387-2536.


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