Foston Funeral Home has been a part of Clarksville’s history since 1938, and the Meriweather family – Larry Meriweather, Delesa Meriweather and their son, Willam A. Jenkins – continue to carry on the legacy. Behind them are pictures of founders Herman A. Foston, Louise Foston Gachette and Julian ‘Bike’ Foston. / THE LEAF-CHRONICLE/ROBERT SMITH
Written by Tavia D. Green/ Leaf-Chronicle
Funeral home once focal point for black community
Foston’s maintains legacy of service to families in Clarksville
CONTINUING THE TRADITION
Meriwether, 65, began working at the funeral home in 1964 when he was a junior at Burt High School. He graduated from Tennessee State University, and several years later, he returned home to assist Gachette because of her illness.