Meridith L. Whitson, 74, of Russellville, died at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville, Thursday, June 18 (2020). Graveside service will be held for family and friends on July 11, at 10: a.m., at Jasper Cemetery with Ohmer Dyal officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-Christeson Funeral Home. A memorial service is pending for a later date.
She was born in Harrison, May 16, 1946, , the daughter of the late Rual Custar Ham and Goldie Nina (Burdine) Ham Curtis.
Meridith was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis Ham and Carl Ham; and her step-father, Troy Curtis.
Meridith was of the Christian faith. As a non-traditional student, she graduated Cum Laude from Arkansas Tech University at the age of 45.
Meridith is survived by her daughter, Susan Whitson Damon, of Russellville; her son, David Whitson, of Ozark; her brother, Dalton Ham, of Nixa, Missouri; three grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.