Funeral services for Mr. Bobbie G. Melton, 75, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, and formerly of Columbus, Indiana,
will be held at 1 P.M. on Monday, November 8, at the Center
Grove Church of Christ in Jackson Co. Burial will follow in the
Young Cemetery in the Center Grove community of Jackson Co.
The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from
noon until 9 P.M., and Monday from 9 A.M. until time of services.
Mr. Melton passed away on Friday, November 5, 2004, at his
He was born March 22, 1929, in Clay County, TN, to the late
Herman Talmage Melton and Mary Dean Sevier Melton. Mr.
Melton was a pipe fitter and a security guard at Crotty, Inc. On
June 27, 1953, he was married to Freeda Starnes-Axsom
Melton, who survives.
He was a member of the Center Grove Church of Christ and the
pipe fitters union local 440. Mr. Melton was preceded in death
by 2 Brothers: Aaron Melton and Joe Melton; and 1 Sister:
His family includes his wife: Freeda Starnes-Axsom Melton of
Gainesboro, TN; 1 Son: Randall (Kim) Melton of Columbus,
Indiana; 1 Daughter: Saundra “Susie” Johnson of
Gainesboro, TN; 1 Granddaughter: Hailey Renea’ Johnson of
Gainesboro, TN; 3 Grandsons: Darrion Melton, Sean
Swegman, and Andrew Hall all of Columbus, IN; 3 Brothers:
Billy (Geraldine) Melton, Fred (Shirley) Melton, and
George (Betty Sue) Melton all of Clay County, TN; 3 Sisters:
Kathleen Brady and Betty Smith of Celina, TN, and Francis
Fox of California; Special Brothers and Sisters-In-Law: Carroll
& Barbara Dunham, Terry & Sandy Axsom, and Shelia
Axsom all of Columbus, Indiana, and Pat Wynn of California;
and his Mother-in-Law: Mary Axsom of Columbus, Indiana.
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Dr. Doug Dycus and Bro. John Mabery will officiate at the
Active Pallbearers: Billy Melton, Fred Melton, George Melton,
Allen Melton, Sam Melton, Danny Moore, David Smith, Tom
Honorary pallbearers: Hailey Johnson, Darrion Melton, Sean
Swegman, Andrew Hall, Tim Dunham, Rob Dunham.
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