Services for Mrs. Rita Melton will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with burial in Steam Mill Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. David Hardy and Rev. Jerry Poole will officiate. Visitation will be held Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home of Union. Mrs. Melton, 75, of Philadelphia, died Friday, November 29, 2013 at Rush Medical Center in Meridian.
Survivors of Mrs. Melton include:
Husband, Sammy Melton of Philadelphia
One Son: Danny G. Watkins and Wife Pat of Union
One Step Daughter: Penny Chiasson and husband Ron of Connecticut
Two Grandchildren: Orry Watkins of Union and Hannah Watkins Lewis and husband Richie of Lena
Three Step-Grandchildren: Michael Chiasson, Tommy Chiasson and Andy Chiasson
Two Brothers: Billy Wayne Alexander of Morton and Lonnie Alexander of Decatur
Three Sisters: Juanita Russell of Little Rock, Bess Burnside of Little Rock, and Walterine Goss of Union
Mrs. Melton is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Armos Alexander and Mrs. Ila Mae Alexander-Yates and one brother, Mr. Curtis Alexander.
Pallbearers: Sonny Russell, Wayne Alexander, Joel Alexander, Trey Sistrunk, Tim Nowell and Terry Nowell
Honorary Pallbearers: Billy Gaines Pearson, Charles Pearson and Louis Coghlan
Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.