(WADLEY) The funeral for Edward Melton, 74, of Wadley was Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Community Church with the Rev. Mike Hanners and Rev. Jimmy Brand officiating. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Melton died Friday, Oct. 4, at his residence.

A native of Clay County, he was a graduate of Mellow Valley High School. He served in the U.S. National Guard for six years and spent most of his life as a mill worker, retiring from Amoco Fabrics. He was also a member and deacon at Mt. Gilead Community Church.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pat Melton; son, Troy Melton (Sommer); daughter, Dianne Looser (Todd); four grandchildren, Colton Looser (Shelly), Brittany Looser, Lauren Melton and Trent Melton; two great-grandchildren, Evan and Isla Looser, all of Wadley; along with his extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Jewell Melton and Dorothy Virginia Caldwell Melton, and brother, Gene Melton.

Pallbearers were Colton Looser, Trent Melton, Jody Melton, Fred Railey, Donald Roberson and Vince Powell. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Ray Forman and Coye Powell.

Benefield Funeral Home, Lineville.