Jess S. Melton

Jess S. Melton, age 51 of Baysprings, MS, died Monday, August 30, 2010 at his residence in Baysprings, MS.

Newton County Funeral Home, of Newton, MS is in charge of arrangements 601-683-3200.

Jess was a lifelong resident of Gulfport, MS. He was a self taught guitar player who loved to sing and was known for his strong faith and love for family.

Preceded in death by his parents: Shelby and Mary Gonzales Melton, and one brother: Johnny Melton.

Survivors Include his sisters: Iris J. Melton of Laurel, MS, and June E. Ratcliff of Baysprings, MS; brothers: Roger Melton of Longbeach, MS, Joey Melton of Morton, MS, Clyde Melton of Gautier, MS, and Jeff Melton, of Laurel, MS; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may sign an online guest book at

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