Melton, Ancel Marion 15 Dec 1854 - 15 Feb 1941 CCR 20 Feb 1941 p1
[Note: Son of James Mattison & Mary Jane (Pendleton) Melton; married Abigail Landers; married 8 Mar 1888 Margaret Naomi “Oma” Arterberry, m/1 Casebolt; married 30 Jun 1895 Laura Naomi Plank 15 Jul 1871 - 16 Jun 1957]
Ancel Marion Melton’s parents, James Madison and Mary Jane Melton moved from Tennessee to Christian county near Linden, Missouri, where Ancel was born on December 15, 1855. He spent his life in Christian county, and passed away Friday, February 14, 1941 at the age of 85 years, 1 month and 29 days. He was married to Abigale Landers. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Myrtle Koch of Springfield and a son who died in infancy. He then married Oma Arterberry and to this union were born three children, Mrs. Ida Hooting and Ben Melton both of Ontario, California, and Mrs. Bessie Hensen, who preceded him in death four years ago. Both of his wives preceded him in death. Then on June 30, 1895 he was married to Laura Neoma Plank. To them was born one daughter, Mrs. Ellis Kissee of Ozark, Missouri. Besides his widow and children he leaves to mourn his departure three brothers, Thomas Dillard of Selmore, Joseph E. of Spokane, and John D. of Ontario, California, a host of other relatives and friends. Many years ago he united with the Christian church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 16, at the Kissee residence at 2 pm by Rev. Floyd Hanks with burial in the Glenn cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.
Melton, Ancel Marion 15 Dec 1854 - 15 Feb 1941 CCR 20 Feb 1941 p1
We wish to extend thanks to each and every one who administered kind deeds in any way during the illness and death of our father and husband. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cook and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fee Hooten and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Melton and family, Mrs. Laura Melton.
Melton, Ancel Marion 15 Dec 1855 - 14 Feb 1941 CCR 20 Feb 1941 p 1
Ancel Marion Melton’s parents, James Madison and Mary Jane Melton moved from Tennessee to Christian County near Linden where Ancel was born December 15, 1855. He spent his life in Christian County, passing away February 14, 1941 at the age of 85 years, 1 month and 29 days. He was married to Abigail Landers. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Myrtle Koch of Springfield and a son who died in infancy. He then married Oma Atterberry and to this union were born three children, Mrs. Ida Hooting and Ben Melton both of Ontario, California and Mrs. Bessie Hansen, who preceded him in death three years ago. Both his wives preceded him in death. Then, he married June 30, 1895 Laura Neoma Plank. To them was born one daughter, Mrs. Ellis Kissee of Ozark, Missouri. Besides his widow and children, he leaves to mourn his departure three brothers, Thomas Dillard of Selmore, Joseph E. of Spokane and John D. of Ontario, California, a host of other relatives and friends. Many years ago, he united with the Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 16, at the Kissee residence at 2:00 p. m. by Rev. Floyd Hanks with burial in the Glenn Cemetery under the direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home in Ozark.
Melton, Andy 3 Oct 1907 - 7 Nov 1967 CCR 9 Nov 1967 p 1
[Note: Son of Joseph E. "Jodie" & Mary Jauncie “Jane“ (Bilyeu) Melton; married 8 May 1926 Aggie M. DeLisle 3 Oct 1901 - 21 Dec 1994]
Andy Melton, 60, Route 1, Ozark died at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday at Springfield Baptist Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Melton was a farmer, and for the past several years drove a bus for the Spokane School district. He was a member of the Highlandville Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Aggie of the home; one son Richard, Highlandville; two daughters, Mrs. Zoe Moore and Mrs. Jane Cummings, both of Route 1, Ozark; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Other survivors are two brothers, Harve, Highlandville, and Landon, Ozark; three sisters, Mrs. Faye Lewis, Spokane, Mrs. Bama McCullough, Sparta and Mrs. Rena Bridges, Ozark. Services were at 2:30 p.m. today in Highlandville Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas J. Bilyeu officiating, assisted by the Rev. Hugh Schultz. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.
[ Obit of Sarah Jane DeLisle 87 dated 2 Oct 1967 says she lived with her daughter, Aggie Melton.]
Melton, Anna Cathleen (Bilyeu) Rogers 27 Aug 1922 - 3 Jul 1983 OH 7 Jul 1983 p2
[Note: Daughter of Henry Frank & Blanche (Allen) Bilyeu; married Earl A. Rogers 31 Jan 1921 - 20 May 1966; married ? Melton; buried under the name Rogers]
Services for Kathleen Melton, 60, Ozark, were held July 6 at Harris Chapel with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mrs. Melton died July 3 in her home after a long illness. Mrs. Melton, a rural Ozark native, lived most of her life in the area. She was a 23-year employee of Hagale Garment Factory and a member of Union Chapel Church west of Nixa. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Judy Sartin, Sparta, and Mrs. Connie Weter, Cathy Rogers and Mrs. Cindy Coble, all of Ozark; a son, Kenneth Rogers, Springfield; seven grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Elene Lawson, Sparta.
Melton, Anna Cathleen ( Bilyeu) Rogers 27 Aug 1922 - 3 Jul 1983 OH 21 Jul 1983 pB8
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank everyone for the kindness shown us during the illness and death of our mother, sister & grandmother, Cathleen Melton. The food, flowers, calls & all acts of kindness was deeply appreciated. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Rogers & Family Ms. Cathy Rogers, Rebecca & Billy Mr. & Mrs. Bob Weter & Family Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Coble & Family Mr. & Mrs. Gil Sartin & Family Mrs. Elena Lawson & Family
[Note: Daughter of Perry & Luella ( ) Nave; married Warren E. Melton]
Anna Sue is the wife of Warren E. Melton. Loving mother of Sherry Brown and Rick Melton. Grandmother of Heather and Chelsea Brown. She is the daughter of Perry and Luella Nave.
Burial: Chadwick Cemetery Chadwick Christian County Missouri, USA
Posted by: cantorjoeocho
Melton, Arvey E. 24 Nov 1896 - 21 Nov 1914 CCR 13 Mar 1914 p1
[Note: Son of Joseph E. "Jodie" & Mary Jauncie "Jane" (Bilyeu) Melton]
In Memory of Arvey Melton
Saturday night, February 21, 1914, about 8 o’clock, an unwelcome visitor, an Angel come down form Heaven to visit the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Melton and summoned their son Arvey to go up higher and live with them. Dear Arvey, you have left us; it was hard to give you up, but God in his wisdom saw fit to take you from us though taken in the bloom of life. May God in his tender mercies comfort those who mourn their loss. Arvey was born November 24, 1896 and was 17 years, 2 months and 21 days old. He professed faith in Christ over a year ago and united with the Prospect Baptist church and lived a devoted life till the time of his death. His life and walks on earth was a fitting example of his firm faith in God for other boys who are still in sin to follow. On Friday, February 13, he was stricken with a severe attack of pneumonia and all efforts of loving parents, relatives, friends and Dr. Young could do for him, the efforts failed. A trained nurse, his cousin, Miss Edna Thomas, was called to take care of him, but in spite of all that could be done, before Edna arrive, his last breath went up to Heaven Saturday evening. Funeral services were held at the Prospect cemetery, conducted by Rev. T. J. Hanks, assisted by Rev. Arthur Wilson. In spite of the bad weather, a very large congregation assembled to attest their respect for the deceased and the family. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Melton; three brothers and three sisters. Harvey, his twin brother, Bamie, Rena, Landon, Fay and Andy and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. May God in his tender mercy comfort and bless his mother in her sad hours. She was taken sick on Monday after Arvey was on Friday and was unable to attend the funeral. It was God’s will to take Arvey from us; may we all look to Him. the only one who can help us when in trouble. Dear Arvey, we will miss you, but on earth you could not stay, though we mourn for your dear presence, you are happy now with God, Oh, God, thou dost know we love him, vainly did we seek to keep him, but God in his wisdom saw best to take him from us. Help us to grieve no more, for in Heaven we will meet him where all sorrows will be o’er. Contributed
Melton, Benjamin H. 12 Oct 1888 - 21 Nov 1964 CCR 26 Nov 1964 p1
[Note: Son of Ancel Marion & Margaret Naomi "Oma" (Atterberry) Melton; married 26 Nov 1911 CCM Gertrude Blevins 30 Mar 1892 - 6 Dec 1977]
B. H. “Ben” Melton, 76, a retired Ozark farmer, was pronounced dead on arrival early Saturday early Saturday at St, John’s Hospital in Springfield. He had been ill only a short time. Mr. Melton, a blacksmith for several years in the Stone County community of Hootentown, was a member of the Selmore Christian Church. Survivors are his wife, Gertrude of the home; three sons, Ward, Springfield, Howard, Ozark and Leroy, Ontario, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Koch, Route 1, Nixa and Mrs. Anna Kissee, Route 1, Ozark; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.
Melton, Beverly "Bev" Jo (Maples) 22 Feb 1935 - 8 May 2006 SN-L 10 May 2006
[Note: Daughter of Charlie & Nica (Graves) Maples]
Beverly "Bev" Jo Maples Melton, 71, Fair Grove, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 3:21 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2006, in the Woodland Manor, Springfield. She was born on February 22, 1935, in Clever, Missouri, to Charlie and Nica (Graves) Maples. Survivors include one son, Michael Melton and one granddaughter, Annie, both of the home; one sister, Bea Shaddox of Mt. Vernon; three brothers, Bob Maples of Willow Springs, Harold and Melvin Maples, both of Miller; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, five brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services, under the direction of Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, Miller, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2006, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dale Grubaugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Round Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Southwest Hospice or the Round Grove Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Melton, Beverly "Bev" Jo (Maples) 22 Feb 1935 - 8 May 2006 CCH-N 17 May 2006
Beverly "Bev" Jo Maples Melton, 71, passed away May 8 in the Woodland Manor, Springfield. She was born on Feb. 22, 1935, in Clever to Charlie and Nica (Graves) Maples. Survivors include: One son, Michael Melton and one granddaughter, Annie, both of the home; one sister, Bea Shaddox of Mt. Vernon; three brothers, Bob Maples of Willow Springs, Harold and Melvin Maples, both of Miller; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, five brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services, under the direction of Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, Miller, were held at 2 p.m. May 11 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dale Grubaugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Round Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Southwest Hospice or the Round Grove Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Melton, Billie Joe 15 Dec 1929 - 13 Dec 1929 - error on dates CCR 19 Dec 1929
[Note: Son of Landon & June Lee (Woods) Melton]
Billie Joe Melton, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Landon Melton, was buried Sunday evening, December 15th, in the Prospect cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.
Melton, Brian Matthew 25 Oct 1974 - 25 Oct 1974 OH 31 Oct 1974 p8
[Note: Son of Roger L. & Patricia (Jackson) Melton]
NIXA - Graveside services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Melton, Route 1, Nixa, were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in McConnell Cemetery west of Nixa, with the Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial was under direction of Harris of Nixa. the infant died shortly after birth at 2:15 a.m. today in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two brothers, Roger L., Jr. and Timothy Wade of the home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Melton, Springfield;; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Jackson, Nixa; and his paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Ethyl Brown, Springfield.
Melton, Charles Ernest "Chuck" 22 Dec 1912 - 8 Jul 2008 SN-L 10 Jul 2008
[Note: Son of Charles Florence & Mary Alice (Bodenhamer) Melton; married Imogene Helvey ? - 1991; marrried Evelyn Johns]
Charles "Chuck” Ernest Melton died Tuesday, July 8, in Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born December 22, 1912, in Strafford, Mo. His parents passed away early in his life and he was raised by several members of his extended family. Charles moved to Parsons, Kansas as a young man, and graduated from Parsons High School. Charles entered the army in 1941, and married Imogene Helvey during his service. They moved back to Wichita, Kan., in 1950, where he began work as a salesman. They were blessed with two daughters, Donna Jean and Anita. Charles fulfilled his dream of designing and building his own home in 1970, in Springfield, Mo., a few miles away from his birthplace. After their move, Charles was employed at Hoffman Supply where he retired in 1989. Charles and Imogene enjoyed watching their family grow and expand until she passed away in 1991. He soon remarried Evelyn Johns of Wichita, Kan. Charles and Eve enjoyed traveling and growing older together until her death in 2007. He spent the last years of his life in his beloved home, surrounded by his loving family. Charles was an expert storyteller, and would amuse anyone who wanted to chat, he never knew a stranger. He looked at the world with a lot of wonder, always endeavoring to learn something new. Charles was a member of the Oakland United Methodist Church. He loved having big family dinners, traveling, fishing and boating, being outdoors (especially around his rural home), watching sports on TV, and anything that would take him places, like cars, motorcycles, airplanes and boats. Charles was preceded in death by his father, Charles Florence Melton; his mother, Mary Alice Bodenhamer; first wife, Imogene Helvey; and second wife, Evelyn Johns. Charles is survived by brother James Melton and wife, Grace; brother-in-law C.R. Helvey and wife, Louise; daughter Donna Hadix; daughter Anita Goad and husband, Greg; step-daughter Julie Seigel; grandchildren Kirsten Kuroyva and husband, Maco, Dawn Hernandez, Craig Hadix and wife, Kristi, Jeremy Hadix, Melissa Reece and husband, Matthew, Megan Lannholm and husband, Mark, and Ashley Goad; great-grandchildren, Danielle, Cassandra, Nina, and Rose Hernandez, Jadyn and Caleb Hadix, Matthew Lannholm, and Brayden and Braxton Reece; and great-great-grandchild, Liliana Hernandez. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., in the Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, followed by internment in Danforth Cemetery. A visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.
Melton, Charles R. 12 May 1934 - 22 Jul 1982 OH 29 Jul 1982 p2
[Note: Son of Theodore Rex & Ida B. (Towe) Melton; married Barbara]
Services for Charles R. Melton, 48, Ash Grove, were Saturday in Greenlawn North Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J. L. Branstetter officiating. Burial was in Robberson Prairie Cemetery. Mr. Melton died July 22 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Mr. Melton was an employee of Bankers Life and Casualty Insurance Co. He served as coach, principal and superintendent for the Billings, Crane, and Ash Grove school systems. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Miss Erin Melton, Springfield and Miss Robin Melton, Billings; a stepdaughter, Less Williams, Ash Grove; a stepson, Vince Williams, Crane; his mother, Mrs. Ida Melton, Bois’d’Arc; three brothers, Ted, Chadwick, Jim, Bois’d’Arc, and John, Peoria, Ill.; and three sisters, Mrs. Iona Carroll and Mrs. Josephine Pratt, both of Springfield and Mrs. Phyllis Kelley, Willard.
Melton, Clamah Aileen “Dottie” (Wilson) 29 Jun 1920 - 18 Mar 2010 Preston-MarshFH
[Note: Daughter of Gus R. & Ethel (Potter) Wilson; married 6 Dec 1935 Loyal Robert Melton]
Clamah "Dottie" Aileen Melton 89 of Council Bluffs, Ia. formally of Springfield, Mo. passed away on Friday March 18, 2010 at the Bethany Lutheran Home in Council Bluffs, Ia. Clamah was born on June 29, 1920 in Christian County, Mo. to Gus R. Wilson and Ethel "Potter" Wilson. She was married to Loyal Robert Melton on December 6, 1935 and he preceded her in death in 1978. Clamah owned and operated Meltons antiques and Gifts in Mt. Vernon for many years be for retiring. She was also preceded in death by her son Robert Wilson Melton her brothers Ralph and Clifford Wilson, surviving is a daughter Carole Jean Leisure, three granddaughters and a grandson.
Melton, Clara Jean 31 Dec 1931 - 31 Dec 1931 CCR 7 Jan 1932 p4
[Note: Daughter of Landon & June Lee (Woods) Melton]
Clara Jean Melton, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Landon Melton, died Dec. 31, 1931. Funeral services, and burial, were in the Prospect cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.
Melton, Claude Hurshel 18 May 1921 - 11 Apr 1992 NN-E 15 Apr 1992
[Note: Son of Rev. Ephraim & Pearl Mae (Jackson) Melton; married 8 Dec 1946 Opal Mildred Smythe 2 Jul 1918 - 20 Sep 1998]
Claude Hurshel Melton, 70, died at 9:20 a.m. Saturday, April 11 in Riverview Manor, Ozark, following a long illness. He was born May 18, 1921 in Christian County, the son of the Rev. Ephriam and Pearl Mae Jackson Melton. He lived most of his life in the Highlandville area, and was a veteran of World War II. On Dec. 8, 1946, he was united in marriage to Opal Smythe. He was a member of Highlandville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Melton; two sisters, Glessie Nybeck and Lora Ethel Carney; and a grandson, Anthony Raydean Thompson. Survivors include his wife, Opal; a daughter and son-in-law, Meda and Ray Thompson; a granddaughter, Twilla Lightfoot, and her husband, Mick; a grandson, Christopher Thompson; two great-grandchildren, Douglas and Ashley Lightfoot, Walnut Grove; a brother, Lester Eugene Melton, Springfield; five sisters, Lucy Sage, Grand Junction, Colo., Martha Brown, Flora Dublinski, and Mary Segar, all of Ozark, and Nola Depoli, Springfield; nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral services were held Monday in Adams Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial followed in Spokane Cemetery.
Melton, Claude Leon 11 Jan 1912 - 9 Jun 1929 CCR 20 Jun 1929
[Note: Son of Claude E. & Nancy May “Nannie” (Grider) Melton]
Claude Leon Melton was born January 11, 1912 and died June 9, 1929, age 17 years, 4 months and 28 days. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Melton. He leaves to mourn his loss, his mother and stepfather, and five brothers, Ward and Wade of St. Louis; Rex of Los Angeles, California; Earl and Frank of Nixa; Three sisters, Erma, Eyval and Coleen of Nixa and a host of relatives and friends. Leon was a boy that was loved and respected by all who knew him and we regret that he was called so early in life, but it is a sweet consolation to know he is safe in the arms of Jesus. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Christian church in Nixa by Rev. Young. Interment was made in the Jones Cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.
Melton, Clifford D. 24 Feb 1890 - 12 Jan 1971 CCR 14 Jan 1971 p8
[Note: Son of Stephen Decatur & Lucy Ann (Melton) Melton; married Lalla Marie Chrisman 28 May 1893 - 16 Feb 1964]
Clifford Melton, 80, of Springfield, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Cox Medical Center. Mr. Melton was a disabled veteran of World War I and was a longtime resident of Christian County. Survivors include a son, Joseph Melton of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Birdie McGinnis of Ozark, Mrs. Lucie Von Marenholz and Mrs. Flora Bray, both of Seattle, Wash.; his step-mother, Mrs. S. D. Melton of Kilgore, Tex.; four half-brothers, Virgil of Kilgore, Tex, Harold of Kansas City, Loyce of Gridley, Calif., and Everett of Joplin; two half-sisters, Mrs. Nola Whisman of Henderson, Tex. and Mrs. Bessie Cottrell of Tyler, Tex. and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Greenlawn Funeral Home with Edward Buttram and Joe Sponaugle officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Melton, Clifford D. 24 Feb 1899 - 23 Mar 1988 OH 31 Mar 1988
[Note: Son of Edmund Pendleton & Lucy Ann (Tatum) Melton; married Agnes Deffenderfer 24 Sep 1901 - 23 Jun 1986]
Clifford Melton, 89, of Ozark, died at 2:12 a.m. March 23 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Services for Mr. Melton were held Saturday in the Harris Chapel; Ozark, with Rev. Harold Mayes and Dr. Emory Elmore officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mr. Melton was a retired farmer, and a lifelong resident of Christian County. He was a member of the Selmore Christian Church. Mr. Melton is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Melton, Darrell D. 9 Feb 1931 - 9 Jul 1950 CCR 26 Jul 1950
[Note: Son of James Carl & Pearl F. (Dwyer) Melton; MO DC says buried Osborne Memorial Park, Joplin MO]
Darrell D. Melton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Melton, of Joplin, was killed Sunday, July 9, in a car wreck near the Missouri-Kansas line. He was a grandson of Mrs. M.E. Dwyer of Sparta. Other survivors besides his parents and grandmother include two brothers, Bobbie and Clifton, of the home, a sister, Mrs. Don Matson of Dallas, Texas; and a nephew, Lloyd Matson, also of Dallas. Funeral services at Dunnweig July 11 were attended by Mr. and Mrs. George House, Sr., of Chadwick, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert House and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Campbell and Mrs L.E. Kerby and son, all of Springfield and Mrs. Florence Staton of Sparta.
Melton, Dennis Wayne 22 Jan 1952 - 19 Sep 1963 CCR 26 Sep 1963
[Note: Son of Harve E. & Opal (Magers) Melton]
Funeral services for Dennis Wayne Melton, 11, who died of leukemia in St. John's Hospital Thursday night, were at 1 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Thomas J. Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harve Melton of Highlandville.
Melton, Denny 4 Oct 1910 - 18 Sep 2006 SN-L 19 Sep 2006
[Note: Son of William M. & Annis J. ( ) Melton; grandson of Ansel Marion & Margaret (Willoughby) Melton; great grandson of Jacob & Lucy (Matthews) Melton; married 1928 Freda "Marguerite" Pearson who died 1957; married 1962 Mary (Oldham) Johnson - son was author David Gordon Melton 1934 - 2004, founder of Landmark Books]
Denny Melton, 96 years old, died on Sunday, September 18, 2006, of old age, in peace and without pain, at Quail Creek Neighborhood Communities. Born on October 4, 1910, to William and Annis Melton, he grew up and lived all of his life in the Springfield area. From childhood to his young adult life, Denny was passionate about sports and hunting and was proud of the time he spent in Boy Scouting. He was in the first group of Scouts to attend Camp Arrowhead in 1920. In 1998, he was proud to receive an Honorary Eagle Scout Award for having before finished his Eagle Scout Project over half a century ago. During parts of the 1920's and 1930's, his love of baseball took him on tour with the Springfield Merchants and a baseball career was cut short with the coming of The Great Depression. In 1928, he married his first wife, Freda "Marguerite" Pearson, the mother of his two children, David Gordon Melton in 1934 and Rebecca Lynn Melton-Shannon in 1946. After a long illness, he suffered the loss of his first wife in 1957, two weeks before the birth of his first grandchild, Todd David Melton. In 1959, his first wife's namesake, Teresa "Marguerite" Melton, was born. Later, two additional granddaughters brought more joy to the family, Amy Lynn Shannon and Kimberly Ann Shannon. Over the years, he would be given six great-grandsons and one great God-granddaughter, Mary. In 1962, a welcome addition to the family came with his marriage to his second wife, Mary Oldham-Johnson, who fondly was named "GrandMary" and has been much loved by the family these forty some years. In 2002, he and his wife endured the tragic loss of their son, David Melton, the renowned author and illustrator and children's book publisher. "Hard Worker" could really have been Denny Melton's last name. It was noticed that he was never seen to be walking, always running. In the Depression years and throughout World War II, he ran an ice route and, at night, sowed flour sacks at a mill to make extra money. He never took holidays off, because he could get time and a half pay. Later, he would serve 35 years at the Federal Prison in Springfield as the Athletic Director. He never missed one day of work, even when he was sick. Upon retirement, he took time to enjoy friends, hunt, play golf, attend First Baptist Church and to have more time to be a father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Surviving are his wife, Mary Melton of Springfield and resident of Quail Creek Neighborhood Communities, and his daughter, Rebecca Shannon of Indianapolis; daughter-in-law, Nancy Thatch-Melton of Mission, Kan.; grandson, Todd David Melton of Mission, Kan.; granddaughter, Teresa Marguerite Melton-Symon of Mission, Kan., and her husband, Jon G. Symon, and their great God-daughter, Mary Andrews of Raytown, Mo; granddaughter, Amy Lynn Shannon-Moore and her husband, Nathan Moore, and three great-grandsons, Daniel, Hunter and Aaron Moore, all of Indianapolis; granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Shannon-Nolt and her husband, Mark Nolt, and three sons, Mahlon, Pearson and Owen, all of Columbia, S.C.; a niece, Emma Lou Martin of Springfield; and devoted neighbors, Norine Wooldridge and her son, John. He was preceded in death by his son, David Gordon Melton; his first wife and the mother of his children, Marguerite Pearson-Melton; and by three brothers and two sisters. Visitation will be held at the Melton residence at 2503 South Ferguson on Saturday, September 23, 2006, between 1 and 5 p.m. Please bring special remembrances of Denny Melton to share. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in his name to the Boy Scouts of America, The Ozarks Trails Council, 1616 South Eastgate Avenue, Springfield, MO 65809, 417-883-1636.
Melton, Denny 4 Oct 1910 - 17 Sep 2006 SN-L 26 Sep 2006
In Memory Of Denny Melton On September 17, 2006, at 10:25 p.m., Denny Melton, age 96, of Springfield, had a divine appointment with his heavenly father. Enduring several years of failing health, he showed remarkable strength and courage. He and his wife of 43 years, Mary (Oldham) Melton, were completely devoted to each other. Denny departed knowing that Mary would continue to be loved and cared for by both family and friends. Due to Mary's fragile health, Denny wished his passing to be simple and without fanfare. He chose cremation with the anticipation that one day his remains would be put with Mary and other deceased family members. He is deeply missed, but will never be forgotten. His loving daughter, Becky (Melton) Shannon Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of Springfield at 1465 E. Primrose.
Melton, Dillard 11 Jul 1863 - 29 May 1939 CCR 1 Jun 1939 p 1
[Note: Son of B. Benjamin & Melissa Caroline “Cal” (Elkins) Melton; married in Texas County, MO 31 Jul 1890 Emily Jane Barnhart 20 Sep 1871 - 14 Mar 1897; married 5 Mar 1899 Laura Johnson 11 Dec 1869 - 3 May 1941]
Dillard Melton was born July 11, 1863 and departed this life May 29, 1939 in the home of Cal and John Johnson. He was united in marriage to Emily Jane Barnhart of Texas County on the 31st day of July 1890. She departed this life about 1895. To this union was born one son, Chalice Melton of Washington State. He was then united in marriage to Laura Johnson March 5, 1899. He leaves to mourn his departure the wife and son, two brothers, Jack Melton of Sparta and Jim Melton of Denver, Colorado, one sister, Willie Fowler of Sparta and a host of other friends and relatives. Funeral services were held May 31, 2:30 p.m. at Monger Cemetery by Brother Ross Anderson with burial in Monger Cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin of Ozark.
Melton, Dillard 11 Jul 1863 - 29 May 1939 CCR 8 Jun 1939 p 5 col 1
from; Nubbin Hill Items
Mr. & Mrs. M. H. Fowler and Mrs. and Mrs. Oren Fowler were called Monday to the home of Cal and John Johnson where Dillard Melton, brother of Mrs. Fowler, had passed away. Mr. Melton died Sunday night about 12 o’clock. He was born in Cannon County, Tennessee near Murpheesborough. He came to Missouri with his parents, Benjamin and Caroline Melton at age eight. Except for some years spent in Washington State, he has lived in Christian County ever since. He was the seventh of eleven children. Left to mourn his passing two brothers, Jack Melton of Sparta and J. B. Melton of Denver, Colorado and one sister, Mrs. M. H. Fowler of Sparta, his wife Laura of the home, one son Chalis Melton of Seattle, Washington and two granddaughters of Washington. Mr. & Mrs. Verril McCoy and Mr. & Mrs. Walt Elkins were Tuesday dinner guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Nix. They called in the afternoon at the home of Cal and John Johnson near Reed Bridge where the body of Dillard Melton lay in state. Mr. Melton was the uncle of Mrs. Nix.
Melton, Donald Gene 29 Jun 1938 - 18 Feb 1955 CCR 24 Feb 1955 p4
[Note: Son of James Ward & Vivian (Slane) Melton]
Funeral services for Donald Gene Melton, 16, who died February 18 at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Ward Melton at Ozark, were held Sunday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. Survivors include his parents, And two younger brothers, Jimmy and Howard of the home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Melton of Ozark; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. Cleve Slane and Mrs. Bertha Lynch, both of Ontario, Calif. Donald Gene was stricken with muscular dystrophy at an early age and was invalided during the past few years. He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses which he symbolized by baptism on July 8, 1954
Melton, Earl Eugene 7 Jul 1922 - 26 Nov 1973 OH 29 Nov 1973 p1
[Note: Son of William Hobart & Jessie I. (Brazeale) Melton; married 3 Oct 1942 Iola Mae Bridges 1924 - ? - marriage record calls wife Lola, obit says Iola, Iola M. Bridges age 6 in 1930 CCM Linn Twp census of George Percy & Nancy Mae (Bilyeu) Bridges, listed in Nancy‘s obit as , daughter, Iola Melton]
Herston, Lyman T. 28 Apr 1897 - 25 Nov 1973 OH 29 Nov 1973 p1
[Note: Son of Horace Greeley and Della Azalia (Bray) Herston]
Heart Attacks Claims Two
Apparent heart attacks claimed two well-known Ozark residents early this week. Lyman Herston, 76, died at his home Sunday at 10:15 a.m. The second victim was Eugene Melton, 51, a lifelong resident of the Selmore and Ozark communities, died at his home at about 3:50 a.m. Monday.
Melton, Earl Eugene 7 Jul 1922 - 26 Nov 1973 OH 29 Nov 1973 p4
Funeral services for Eugene Melton, 51, a resident of Ozark, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel with the Revs. Arthur Page and Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. A lifelong resident of the Ozark community, he was a member of the Selmore Baptist Church and served as chairman of the board of deacons there. Mr. Melton had been a driver for the Christian County Gas Company for the past 16 years. Surviving are his wife, Iola; one daughter, Peggy Jean of the home and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Melton, Ozark.
Melton, Earl Hester 13 May 1908 - 12 Oct 1952 CCR 16 Oct 1952 p8
[Note: son of Claude E. & Nancy “Nannie” (Grider) Melton; married 9 Sep 1931 Marguerite Horn 14 Jun 1913 - 24 Nov 1987]
Earl H. Melton, 44, a former resident of Highlandville, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12 at his home in the Richwood community east of Nixa where he had lived the last 12 years. Mr. Melton, who recently returned home after 17 days in a hospital suffered a heart attack several days ago. He was a member of the Nixa Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite of the home on route 1, Nixa; two sons, Richard and Roger, both of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Orlen Keysser of Highlandville; three brothers, Wade Melton of Nixa, Ward Melton of St. Louis and Frank Edwards of Pittsburg, Kan, three sisters, Mrs. Doyle Lord of Dallas, Tex., Mrs. Richard Donahue of Daly City, Calif and Mrs. Floyd Blue of Springfield. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Nixa Baptist Church with Rev. Roscoe Harding and Rev. Fred Jackman officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa.
Melton, Edmond Pendleton “Ed” 26 Dec 1847 - 3 Mar 1929 CCR 7 Mar 1929 p 1
[Note: Son of James Mattison & Mary Jane “Polly” (Pendleton) Melton; grandson of Jacob & Lucy (Matthews) Melton and Ben and Ann (Elkins) Pendleton; married 1 Sep 1872 Lucy Ann Tatum 28 Apr 1857 - 26 Dec 1916; married 27 May 1923 Icy m/1 Gimlen; marriage record shows 1st marriage 1872, obit says 1873; MO DC gives name as Edward, but all family records say he was named for Edmond Pendleton, relative of his grandfather, Benjamin Pendleton and prominent Virginia politician about time of Revolutionary War]
Edmond Melton, a Civil War veteran was born in Tennessee December 26, 18 47, and departed this life very suddenly at his home in Highlandville, March 3rd 1929, being 82 years, 2 months and 2 days of age. He came to Christian County with his parents at age 5 years. He was married to Lucy A. Tatum September 1st 1873. To this union 11 children were born, 7 girls and 4 girls - Jimmie, Jesse, Willie, Randolph, Bedford, Robert and Clifford; Sophronia, Ada, Minnie and Mettie, all of whom survive him. He was converted at the age of 35 years. On December 26, 1916, he was saddened by the death of his companion. He then married Icy Gimlen on May 27, 1923. Uncle Ed, as he was affectionately known, had been a paralytic invalid for the past 2 1/2 years. During all this time, he bore his affliction with patience, always ready and willing to go when he might be called. He leaves to mourn his departure besides his wife and children 36 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 4 brothers - Ancel , Tommie, Joe and John D. Funeral services were at Selmore Baptist Church Monday, March 4th at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Claborn, with burial in Selmore Cemetery, under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.
Same issue page 4: Mrs. Ellis Kissee is ill in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Melton. Mrs. Melton also has a severe cold.
Melton, Edmond Pendleton “Ed” 26 Dec 1846 - 3 Mar 1929 CCR 7 Mar 1929 p1
We were all shocked to hear of the sudden death of Uncle Edd Melton Sunday.
Melton, Edna Lea (Gideon) 9 Mar 1930 - 25 Mar 2012 AdamsFH
[Note: Daughter of Rex & Eva (Rantz) Gideon; married 14 Jan 1950 Richard Andrew Melton]
Edna Lea (Gideon) Melton, age 82, of Highlandville, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was born March 9, 1930, the daughter of Rex and Eva (Rantz) Gideon. On January 24, 1950, she and Richard Andrew Melton were united in marriage. Edna loved her family and her church, Hilltop Full Gospel Church. She had many, many friends and was always willing to lend a hand when needed. She cooked many meals to share and show her love for others. As a sales representative for Yates Promotions, Edna considered her customers as friends. Survivors include: Her husband, Richard; a daughter, Debra Henry and husband Rob, Ozark; three sons, Rick Melton and wife Cindy of Buckner, Roger Melton and wife Sharon of Highlandville, and Scott Melton and Lynnette, of Highlandville; grandchildren, Jason Maples, Justin Maples, Russ Melton, Tonya Claybrook, Tamra Doyal, and Dalton Silvey; great-grandchildren, Dawson and Anna Maples, Reece Maples, Caleb, Chesney and Grady Claybrook, Colby Doyal, Cameron and Emily Melton; a sister, Goldie Carey, Russell, Kansas; sisters-in-law, Verlene Gideon, Greeley Colorado, Jane McCullough, Nixa, and Zoe Moore, Nixa; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Rex and Eva Gideon, brothers, Lewis, Junior, J.W. and Roy Gideon; sisters, Cupie Hursh, Loretta Schwyhart, Ines Smith, Joan Smith, and Peggy Gideon, and a grandson, Robert Melton. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, March 28, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Harold Tennison and Rev. Gayle Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery.
Melton, Edna Lea (Gideon) 9 Mar 1930 - 25 Mar 2012 SN-L 28 Mar 2012
Edna Lea (Gideon) Melton, age 82, of Highlandville, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was born March 9, 1930, the daughter of Rex and Eva (Rantz) Gideon. On January 24, 1950, she and Richard Andrew Melton were united in marriage. Visitation is Wednesday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Harold Tennison and Rev. Gayle Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery.
Melton, Edna Lea (Gideon) 9 Mar 1930 - 25 Mar 2012 CCH-N 28 Mar 2012
Edna Lea (Gideon) Melton, 82, Highlandville, died March 25, 2012. Services will be 1 p.m., today, March 28, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Harold Tennison and Rev. Gayle Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery.
Melton, Eepson “Epp” 1884 - 2 Sep 1943 CCR 16 Sep 1943
[Note: Son of Stephen Decatur & Lucy Ann (Melton) Melton; married Grace Pickrell]
Webb City, Mo., Sept. 2—Epp Melton, 59 years old, died at 2:30 o’clock this morning at his home in Oronogo, where he had resided six years. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. S.D. Melton and was born and reared in Christian county near Ozark. He was the first to die of a family of 16 children. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Grace Melton; six sisters, Mrs. Oscar McGinnis and Mrs. H.D. Stubbs of Ozark, Mo., Mrs. Ira Bray of Middleton, Ida., Mrs. Walter Marenholtz, who lives in Germany, Mrs. Orvalle Cotrell of Seminole, Okla., and Mrs. Amos Whisman, in Texas; nine brothers, Kate Melton, William Melton and Earl Melton of Joplin, Cliff Melton of Ozark, Purd Melton of San Angelo, Tex., Harold Melton of Springfield, Everette Melton of Cassville, Loyce Melton and Virgil Melton, living in California, and a stepmother, Mrs. S.D. Melton of Seminole. The Hedge-Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Melton, Elizabeth (Pruitt) 25 Sep 1917 - 12 Sep 1962 CCR 13 Sep 1962 p1
[Note: Daughter of James Calvin “Jim” & Emma L. (Nokes) Pruitt; married Jack Melton]
NIXA - Mrs. Elizabeth Melton, Pico Rivera, Calif. died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in a hospital there. She was a graduate of Nixa High School and had lived in California 20 years. Survivors are her husband, Jack; a son Douglas of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pruitt, Nixa; three brothers, Buford, La Habra, Calif, Randall and Joe, both of Nixa and a sister, Mrs. June Brown, Wichita. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Harris.
Melton, Elva Lee (McConnell) 28 Dec 1911 - 12 Sept 2002
[Note: Daughter of Ross T. & Myrtle (Wisner) McConnell; married 1 Nov 1930 Max Melton 1 Feb 1911 - 19 Jan 1997]
Mrs. Elva Lee Melton, 90, died in Arlington, TX, Thursday, Sept. 12, following a stroke. Born in Ozark, MO, Nov. 28, 1911, Mrs. Melton was married to Max Melton who preceded her in death in 1997. Mrs. Melton lived in Japan, Alaska, Turkey and various other places while traveling with her husband, who worked for the government. The couple retired to the Austin area where they lived for approximately 27 years. Mrs. Melton was a member of the Eastern Star for many years. She belonged to the Community Church in Kingsland, TX. Survivors include her daughter, Betsy Overholser of Arlington; a granddaughter, Laurie Vold of Welsh, MN; five great-grandchildren; and several other relatives in Springfield, MO. Mrs. Melton was preceded in death by her son, Max R. Melton and her granddaughter, Dana Melton. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, MO. A graveside service will be per formed Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. in Richwood Cemetery in Ozark. The family requests that expressions of sympathy be donated to the person’s favorite charity. Springfield News-Leader, September 14, 2002.
Melton, Ephraim, Rev. 10 Jul 1887 - 30 Jan 1974 Springfield Daily News 1 Feb 1974
[Note: Son of Greenberry & Manerva Jane (Handy) Melton; married Pearl Mae Jackson 15 Nov 1895 - 8 May 1965]
OZARK - The Rev. Ephraim Melton, 86, of Highlandville, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital. A lifelong resident of the Ozark and Highlandville communities, he was a retired Baptist minister and farmer. During his career, he was pastor of churches in Christian, Taney and Stone counties. The Rev. Melton was a member of the First Baptist Church of Highlandville. Surviving are his wife, Pearl; two sons, Claude of Highlandville and Gene of Republic; seven daughters, Mrs. Ethel Carney, Springfield, Mrs. Lucy Sage, Grand Junction, Colo., Mrs. Martha Brown, Highlandville, Mrs. Jane Nybeck, Waukegan, Ill., Mrs. Flora Henry, Belton, Mo., Mrs. Nola Culbertson, St. Louis and Mrs. Mary Segars, of Highlandville; two sisters, Mrs. Peggy Redfearn, Ozark, and Mrs. Dicy DeVries, Springfield; a grandson, Efton of Willard, a granddaughter, Mrs. Eula Long, also of Willard, both raised in the home; and 36 other grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church of Highlandville with the Rev. Gary Robnettt and Howard Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Spokane Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark.
Melton, Eugene 25 Feb 1933 - 20 Sep 1955 CCR 29 Sep 1955 p4
[Note: Son of James Clell “Ted” & Clarice (Hall) Melton; card of thanks, rather than an obituary - Chaffin record gives parents as Mr. & Mrs. Clell Melton & cause of death crushed chest]
Words cannot express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the kind words and deeds of sympathy offered in the recent death of our son and grandson, Eugene Melton. We especially wish to thank the boys in uniform. Mr. and Mrs. Chaffin and son and Rev. Floyd Hanks. Mr. and Mrs. Clell Melton and family. Mr. and Mrs. Rube Melton and other relatives
Melton, Fay Marie (Biers) 1 Jun 1918 - 28 Mar 2004 SN-L 30 Mar 2004
[Note: Daughter of Carl R. & Minnie M. (Rainey) Biers; married 18 Jul 1936 Leonard Melton 30 Sep 1912 - 8 Nov 2004 ]
Fay Marie Melton, age 85, of Nixa, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2004, in James River Care Center, Springfield. She was born June 1, 1918, near Ozark. On July 18, 1936, she and Leonard Melton were united in marriage by Rev. Albert Gray at Chestnutridge. She was baptized in the Finley River near Riverside Inn at the age of fourteen. She was presently a member of First Baptist Church in Nixa. Fay was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include, her husband of 67 years, Leonard; four children, Rose Guffey and husband, Bob, of Springfield, Nora Maynard and husband, Bill, of Higley, Arizona, Leonard Ray Melton and wife, Violet, of Republic, and Rolland Melton and wife, Linda, of Eldon; a sister, Bonnie Gardner and husband, Jack, of Gig Harbor, Washington; a half-sister, Rita Spickard and husband, Tim, of Ozark; two half brothers, Carl Biers, Jr., of Florida, and Johnnie Biers and wife, Jodie, of Ozark; sixteen grandchildren; thirty five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. She also leaves behind a host of nieces; nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Minnie Biers and a sister, Evelyn Crowe. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 2, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Ron Melton, Rev. Brandin Melton, and Rev. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Nixa, Building Fund.
Melton, Fay Marie (Biers) 1 Jun 1918 - 28 Mar 2004 CCH-N 7 Apr 2004
Fay Marie Melton, 85, Nixa, died Sunday, March 28, 2004 in James River Care Center, Springfield. She was born June 1, 1918 near Ozark. On July 18, 1936 she and Leonard Melton were united in marriage by Rev. Albert Gray at Chestnutridge. She was baptized in the Finley River near Riverside Inn at the age of 14. She was presently a member of First Baptist Church in Nixa. Melton was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Minnie Biers; and a sister, Evelyn Crowe. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Leonard; four children, Rose Guffey and husband Bob, Springfield, Nora Maynard and husband Bill, Higley, Ariz., Leonard Ray Melton and wife Violet, Republic, Rolland Melton and wife Linda, Eldon; a sister, Bonnie Gardner and husband Jack, Gig Harbor, Wash.; a half-sister, Rita Spickard and husband Tim, Ozark; two half brothers, Carl Biers Jr., Florida, and Johnnie Biers and wife Jodie, Ozark; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. She also leaves behind a host of nieces; nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. April 2 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Revs. Ron Melton, Brandin Melton, and Richard Eakins officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. April 1 in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Nixa, Building Fund. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004
Melton, Frances Callie (Fuller) Skaggs 11 Nov 1868 - 27 May 1950 CCR 8 Jun 1950
[Note: Daughter of John B. & Mary Elizabeth (Darnell) Fuller; married fourth ? Skaggs; married fifth 1933 Ulysses S. “Jack” Melton 22 Oct 1866 - 1 Jun 1944; tombstone gives first name as Kelley Frank]
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Callie Fuller Melton of Ozark, who died May 27, were held Wednesday, May 31, at the Chaffin Funeral Home Chapel, followed by burial in the Linden Cemetery. Mrs. Melton was 82, and the widow of Jack Melton. She was born November 11, 1868 at Huntington, Tenn., the daughter of John and Mary Darnell Fuller. She was a member of the Ozark Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two infant daughters, one step-daughter, five husbands, two brothers, two sisters and her parents. Survivors include three brothers, John, Carlos and Vernon Fuller; and two sisters, Mrs. Linnie Rumley and Mrs. Mattie Brandon, all of Huntington, Tenn.
Melton, Fred 21 Jan 1893 - 11 Feb 1980 OH 21 Feb 1980 p2
Services for Fred Melton, 84, Marshfield, half-brother of Mrs. Lena Kepley, Nixa, were held last Thursday in Marshfield. Burial was in Timber Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Melton died Feb. 11 in Webster County Nursing Home after a short illness.
Melton, G. Purd 25 Sep 1895 - 23 Jul 1945 CCR 26 Jul 1945 p1 & CCR 2 Aug 1945 p1
[Note: Son of Stephen Decatur & Lucy Ann (Melton) Melton]
G. Purd Melton, 49, former resident of Christian county, died in San Angelo, Texas, Monday as the result of a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel in Ozark with burial in Highlandville cemetery.
G. Purd Melton, son of Stephen D. and Lucy A. Melton, was born Sept. 25, 1895, and departed this life July 23, 1945, in a hospital at San Angelo, Texas. Mr. Melton had been a resident of San Angelo for 25 years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge there. He is survived by three brothers, Kate of Webb City, Mo., Clifford of Ozark, and Bill of Seneca, Mo.; four sisters, Effie Stubbs and Birdie McGinnis of Ozark, Flora Bray of Seattle, Wash., and Lucy Marenholtz of Hanover, Germany; his stepmother, Mrs. Minnie Melton of Seminole, Okla.; five half-brothers, Everett of Cassville, Mo., Earl of Seneca, Mo., Harold of Springfield, Virgil and Loyce of California, and two half-sisters, Nola Whisman of Texas and Bessie Cottrell of Seminole, Okla. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, July 29, in the Chaffin Funeral Home in Ozark by Rev. Worth Caughron with burial in the Highlandville cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.
Melton, Georgann (Stallings) 20 Feb 1852 - 26 May 1927 CCR 2 Jun 1927 p5
[Note: Daughter of John & Manerva (Tabor) Stallings; married 12 Mar 1876 Jacob “Jake” Melton 10 Feb 1851 - 22 Nov 1929]
Georgia Ann Stallings was born February 20th, 1852 and departed this life May 26th at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 6 days. She was married to Jake Melton on March 12th, 1876. To this union was born seven children, Clyde of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Nannie and Clovis of the home address, Grace Warlow of Springfield; and two sons who died in infancy and one daughter, Eva McGinnis dying in 1920. She is survived by one brother, Gus Stallings of Springfield. The funeral services were held at Selmore Christian church on May 27th at 2 o’clock in the afternoon with rev. James White officiating with burial in the Selmore cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin. There are twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren besides other relatives and friends who will mourn her departure.
Melton, Georgann (Stallings) 20 Feb 1852 - 26 May 1927 CCR 2 Jun 1927 p5
Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the kind neighbors and friends during the recent loss of our dear wife and mother, especially to Dr. Glenn and Tom Chaffin. Jake Melton and family Clyde Melton and family Wm. Wardon and Family
Melton, George James, Dr. 6 Apr 1920 - 24 Dec 1943 SN-L 29 Dec 2011
[Note: Son of Dr. Thetis L. & Florence (Carter) Melton; married 24 Dec 1943 Lois Waters]
Dr. George James Melton, 91, formerly of Marshfield, died in Independence, Missouri, December 26 after a brief illness. Dr. Melton was born on April 6, 1920, in Marshfield to Dr. L. T. Melton and his wife, Florence Carter Melton. He married Lois Waters on December 24, 1943.
During World War II, Dr. Melton served in the China-Burma-India theatre from 1942-46. He practiced dentistry in Marshfield from 1946-1985. Dr. Melton served on the Missouri State Dental Board was a member of the Masonic Temple and was District Governor of the Lions Club of Southern Missouri. Dr. Melton is survived by his wife, Lois, his son James Melton and wife Connie of Bluffton, South Carolina, his daughter Linda Wiggins and husband Lynn of Blue Springs, Missouri; six grandchildren, David Rudloff and wife Stacie, Melinda Wiggins, George Melton, James Melton, Melanie Wiggins Reece and husband Nathan, and Amanda Melton; three great grandchildren, Sierra Rudloff, Derek Rudloff, and Carter Reece; and one great-great grandchild, Peyton Rudloff. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2011 in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield. Visitation will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Fraker Funeral Home in Marshfield. Online condolences may be made at www.frakerfuneralhome.com.
Melton, Gertrude “Gertie” (Blevins) 30 Mar 1892 - 6 Dec 1977 15 Dec 1977 p10
[Note: Daughter of James H. & Lucinda "Lucy" (Wheeler) Blevins; married Benjamin H. Melton 12 Oct 1888 - 21 Nov 1964]
OZARK - Mrs. Gertrude Melton, 85, Ozark, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, following a long illness. Mrs. Melton was a member of Selmore Christian Church. Survivors include three sons, Howard, Ozark, James Ward, Springfield, and LeRoy, Ontario, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Kermit Harp, Nixa and Mrs. Mearl Haworth, Nixa; two brothers, Fred Blevins, Nixa and Radford Blevins, Ontario, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Melton, Greenberry, Rev. 20 Mar 1856 - 10 Mar 1938 CCR 17 Mar 1938 p3
[Note: Son of Martin Fisher & Margaret Ann "Peggie" (Bilyeu) Melton; married 20 Sep 1873 CCM Theodosia Brown; married 21 May 1880 CCM Minerva Jane Handy 10 Jun 1862 - 16 Dec 1947]
Green B. Melton was born March 20, 1856, and died at his home at 332 S. Lexington, Springfield, March 9, 1938, at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 21 days. He had been a Baptist minister for many yeas, serving as pastor of the Prospect church for many years and held pastorates at many other churches in the county. Rev. Melton was married in 1874 to Docia Brown and to this union were born four children, Mary, John Martin and Nannie. After the death of his wife he was later married to Minerva Jane Handy, and to this union were born seven children, Rube, Peggie, Emma, Isom, Ephraim, Steve and Ducie. He was the last surviving member of the family of Martin and Peggie Melton. Rev. Melton is survived by the widow and nine children, John of Nitase, Kans., Steven of Galena, Kans., Rube, Isam, and Ephraim, all of Ozark, Mrs. James Ellingsworth of Highlandville; Mrs. Thomas Redfern of Spokane; Mrs. Orland Johnson and Mrs. Austin Roberts, both of Springfield. Also by 60 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and by one great great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted March 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Prospect church by Rev. Ross Carter of Springfield with burial in the Prospect cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.