Lollis Meyers

Honea Path – Earl Lollis Meyers, 84, widower of Jean Bratcher Meyers, of South Anderson Street, passed away Monday, March 21, 2022 at his home.


Born in Honea Path, he was a son of the late Joseph Lewis Sr., and Mary M. Lollis Meyers. He was a life long member of Chiquola Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon, starting at the age of 19, served as a trustee, and on multiple committees. He was an Ambassador for Promise Keepers.  In 1954, he became a charter member of the Belton office of the South Carolina National Guard. He started work at Bigelow Sanford Carpet Mill when he was 16 years old sweeping floors and worked his way up to Plant Superintendent. He retired as Plant Manager at Georgia Carpet Mills. He was employed by South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation of Anderson, as well as co-owned Honea Path Hardware. He began his service to his home town when he was elected to Honea Path City Council in 1980. Mr. Meyers was first elected Mayor of Honea Path in 1998 and continued in that role for 21 years, retiring in 2019. Some of his accomplishments as Mayor that brought him great pride were, the fire department taking over EMS, acquiring and remodeling Watkins Center, starting the Honea Path Museum, moving City Hall to Watkins Center, starting the Ministerial Association for the town, purchasing several new fire trucks, upgrading infrastructure for the town, including water and sewer, ball field upgrades to Rec Department, keeping the town swimming pool open, starting the Free Clinic and supported Walk with the Docs, upgrading the Christmas decorations, and repurchasing and updating a town original 1944 fire truck.  He was a dedicated member of the Honea Path Fire Department for 22 years. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are: a daughter, Jackie Meyers Elliott and husband Norman of Honea Path, four grandchildren, Kevin and Sterling Tyner, Amy and Dr. James Stumpff, Anthony and Dr. Sara Ragsdale, LeeAnna and Curtis Raxter, and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Meyers was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Angela Meyers Ragsdale; his brother, Joseph “Joe” Lewis Meyers, Jr.; and his sister, Dorothy “Dot” Pearl Meyers Walker.

Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Chiquola Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Jerry White and Rev. Mark Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories with fireman’s honors.

The family is at the home and will receive friends from 1-3 P.M. Sunday at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Honea Path Free Clinic, 34 N. Main St., Honea Path, SC 29654. Messages of condolence may be made to the family at

Service Details

  • Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022
  • Time: 3 P.M.
  • Place: Chiquola Baptist Church
  • Cemetery: Garden of Memories
  • Visitation: 1-3 P.M. Sunday at the church prior to the service
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