Published 2:11 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2019


COLUMBUS – Carl Porter Meroney of Columbus passed away, Friday evening, May 17, 2019 

at his home. Born in Cherokee County, NC, he was the son of the late Felix Porter Meroney and Irene Twiggs Meroney. Following graduation from Murphy High School, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. 

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After his service, he attended UNC Chapel Hill and graduated UNC School of Pharmacy. 

In 1960, Carl and his wife Rebecca, purchased Columbus Pharmacy and operated the pharmacy for over 35 years. They quickly became active in the community, which they served for many years. Carl was a founder of the Booster’s Club at the high school and supported many local youth organizations. He was a founding member of the Columbus United Methodist Church and an avid Tar Heel fan. He was a very loving and devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rebecca Wallace Meroney who passed away in 1995; three sisters, Margaret M. Warner, Betty M. Haviland and Nancy M. Moore. 


Surviving are two daughters, Kelly M. Terceira (Fred) of Williamston, NC, Margaret M. 

Jefferson (Jimmy) of Apex, NC; one son, Bart Meroney (Jane) of Washington, DC; six 

grandchildren, Evan Terceira, Grace T. Jones (Matt), Cameron Jefferson, Caroline Rebecca 

Jefferson, Sam Meroney and Rebecca Meroney. Also surviving are four nieces and two nephews. 


The family will receive friends prior to the service Wednesday afternoon, May 22, 2019 from2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the McFarland Funeral Chapel. 


A funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday in the McFarland Funeral Chapel with 

Rev. Laurie Knoespel officiating. 


Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus with military honors conducted by the Polk County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard. 


Memorials may be made to the Polk County Community Foundation, 255 South Trade Street, Tryon, NC 28782 or a local charity of your choice. 


An online guest register is available at 

McFarland Funeral Chapel & Crematory 

Tryon, North Carolina