Funeral services for Mrs. Freeda Starnes-Axsom Melton,
72,  of   the   Center   Grove  community   of   Jackson   County,
Tennessee,  will  be held at 3 P.M. on Wednesday, October 15,
2008,   at   Anderson   -   Upper  Cumberland  Funeral  Home in
Gainesboro, TN.  Burial  will follow in the Young Cemetery in the
Center Grove community.

The  family  will  receive  friends  on  Tuesday  from 1 P.M. – 9
P.M., and Wednesday from 10 A.M until time of services.

Mrs. Melton passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2008, at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
 
She was born September 27, 1936, in Monroe County, IN, to
the  late  
William  and  Mary Fleetwood Axsom.  On June 27,
1953,  she  was  married  to  the  late  
Bobbie G. Melton,  who
passed away November 5, 2004.

She was a pharmacist’s secretary, and of the Baptist faith..

In addition to her husband and parents,  she  was  preceded in
death by  
1  Brother:   Ronald Axsom;   1   Brother-in-Law:
Carroll Dunham; and 1 Niece: Rhonda Dunham.

Survivors include
1  Son: Randall (Kim) Melton of Columbus,
IN;  
1  Daughter: Saundra “Susie” Johnson of Gainesboro, TN;
1 Granddaughter:  Hailey Renea' Johnson of Gainesboro, TN;
3 Grandsons:   Darrion Melton,  and  Sean Swegman,  both  of
Columbus, IN,  and  Andrew Hall of Indianapolis, IN;  
1 Brother:
Terry (Sandy) Axsom of Columbus, IN;
 3  Sisters: Patsy Wynn,
Barbara Dunham, and Sheila (Stacy) Axsom,  all  of  Columbus,
IN; and
Special Friends: MaiBelle Dyer, Elsie Flatt, and Shirley
Mee.
© 2008 Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home