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Obituary: Roy E. Melton, 93, Adair Co., KY

Mr. Melton was a highly regarded veteran of World War II and was a longtime member of Columbia VFW Post 6097. He was the head of a large, respected, Adair Co., KY family, with deep roots in Cumberland Co., KY He was a member of Praise Assembly of God, and a farmer.

Mr. Roy E. Melton, age 93 years 2325 Taylor Ford RD, Columbia, KYpassed away Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 3:50pmCT at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY, after several weeks illness.

The funeral service for Mr. Roy E. Melton will be Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 1pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Dave Griffith and Bro. Bob McCann officiating. Interment in the Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY. The family request visiting after 4pmCT, Monday, March 22, 2010 the funeral home.

Roy E. Melton, Adair Co., KY (1917-2010)

He was born January 13, 1917 in the Howard's Bottom community of Burkesville, Cumberland Co., KY; he was the son of the late Wesley and Amelia Radford Melton. He died Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Greensburg, Green Co., KY, at the age of 93 years, 2 months, and 7 days.

He was preceded in death by one daughter: Diane Kerr in 2003 also by two grandchildren Valerie Keith and Andrea Melton and by one great grandchild Adam Keith by two brothers and four sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca J. Grant Melton, Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • One son: Doug Melton and his wife Fredia, Columbia, KY

  • One daughter: Linda Roy and her husband Arvile, Columbia, KY

  • One son in law: Cotton Kerr and wife, Cheryl, Columbia, KY

  • Two step children: Dale Carter and wife Carol of Lula, GA; and Joyce West and husband Freeman of Columbia, KY

  • One brother: Herman Melton, Columbia, KY

  • Two sisters: Iva Norris of Russellville, KY, and Virginia Edwards, Smiths Grove, KY

  • Seven grandchildren

  • Eleven great grandchildren

  • And six step grandchildren
Mr. Melton was a member of the Praise Assembly of God, a farmer, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, and a longtime member of VFW Post 6097.

Send a condolence to the family of Roy E. Melton

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral home in charge of arrangements.
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Roy Melton celebrates 90th birthday

2007-01-16 - Trinity UMC - Photo By Hilda Smith.
Roy Melton celebrated his 90th birthday, Saturday, January 13, 2007. His family and friends surprised him with a birthday dinner at the Trinity Fellowship Hall. With him are his brothers and sisters. Standing, Geneva Parrish; Seated, from left are Virginia Edwards, Roy on his 90th birthday, and Boyd and Herman Melton. Another sister, Iva, was unable to attend.

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Remembering Roy E. Melton: The face of a World War II hero

2010-03-21 - Photo from CM photo archives. Columbia Walmart Veterans Day Program, Columbia, KY, taken November 11, 2009The face of a World War II hero: This photo was taken just 129 days ago, at the November 11, 2009 Veterans Day program at Walmart. The caption read, "Adair County CJE Ann Melton had a special greeting for her uncle, Roy Melton, 93, a family hero and a 93 year old veteran of World War II, at the 11th Annual Walmart Veterans Program at Columbia Walmart on November 11, 2009."
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