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 Elwanda <I>Sloan</I> Melton

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Elwanda Sloan Melton

  • Birth 13 Mar 1961
  • Death 7 Mar 2011
  • Burial Hortense, Brantley County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 66779117

Mrs. Elwanda Sloan Melton, 49 of Blackshear, passed away Monday morning (March 7, 2011) at her residence following a sudden illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Pierce County, Mrs. Melton was a homemaker and attended First Baptist Church in Blackshear. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and she loved her dogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert Sloan and Gertrude Rose Griffin Sloan; and a brother, John "Punk" McKee Groover.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Melton of Blackshear; three daughters, Jacki Parker (fiancé Kevin Owens) of Waycross, Erin Mincey (husband Greg) of Blackshear, Scarlet Melton of Waycross; a son, Kenney Parker of Berry, Ala.; four sisters, JoAnn Jones of Blackshear, Teresa Emmons (fiancé Dale Beckham) of Blackshear, Sue Berry (husband George) of Alex City, Ala., Velma Sosa (husband Julio) of Blackshear; two brothers, Lloyd Groover of Alex City, Ala., Jed Sloan (wife Terri) of Mershon; three grandchildren, Ashley Mincey, Greg Mincey Jr., Layla Melton; a special friend, Mary Colleen Clark of Waycross; several nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o'clock Friday evening (March 11, 2011) at the funeral home.

The funeral for Mrs. Melton will be held 12:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon (March 12, 2011) from the chapel of Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.

Interment will be in the Hortense Cemetery.

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  • Created by: Jerry Van Herrin
  • Added: 11 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66779117
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elwanda Sloan Melton (13 Mar 1961–7 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66779117, citing Hortense Cemetery, Hortense, Brantley County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Van Herrin (contributor 47086979) .