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Herman Melton, Adair County, KY (1921-2012)

He was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and the patriarch of a large, highly regarded Adair County, KY, family. He leaves 29 direct living descendants. He served his country honorably in the US Army during World War II and will be accorded full military honors by VFW Post 6097 was of the Methodist faith and was a retired brick and block mason

Herman Melton, 91, of Columbia, KY, died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 7:30pmCT, at the Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia.

Funeral services will be at 2pmCT, Sunday, August 19, 2012, . at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. William Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, with full military honors by VFW Post 6097. Visitation after 5pmCT, Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the funeral home.

Casket Bearers: Jay, Brian, Eric, Ron, Terry, Casey and Kevin Melton.

Herman Melton, Adair County, KY (1921-2012)

He was born Wednesday, July 13, 1921, in Cumberland County, KY. He was the son of the late Wesley and Amelia Radford Melton. He died Thursday, August 16, 2012, in Columbia, KY, at the age of 91 years, 1 month, and 3 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death a grandson; Andy Dasean Melton, a great-granddaughter, Bailey Madison Fletcher, three brothers; Roy, Albert and Boyd Melton and four sisters; Clara Norris, Myrtle Shiver, Rosa Anderson, Geneva Parrish.

He served his country honorably in the US Army during World War II, was of the Methodist faith and was a retired brick and block mason.

Survivors include:
  • His wife: Madge Myers Melton of Columbia, KY

  • Three sons: Gary (Ann) Melton, Dale (Ruth) Melton all of Columbia, KY; and Jerry (Susan) Melton of Russell Springs, KY

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

  • Eleven grandchildren

  • Fifteen great grandchildren

  • Several other relatives and friends
Send a condolence to the family of Herman Melton
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 210 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Herman Melton, Adair County, KY (1921-2012)

2012-08-17 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

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