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Gerald Melton

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Life Church in Columbia for Iva Gerald Melton, 79 of Columbia, who passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Marion General Hospital. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Oved Dunaway will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Life Church.

Gerald was a member of Life Church of God in Columbia, Mississippi. He was a former member of the State Layman's Board, at Church of God Headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi. He was also a Sunday School Superintendent, greeter, and on the building committee. In addition, he was a brick and stone Master Craftsman. Much of his work can be seen and enjoyed in Columbia, Mississippi and surrounding areas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Iva and Myrtle Melton; and three sisters, Liz Weatherford, Evon Horn, and Regina Odom.

He is survived by his wife Beverly Melton of Columbia; son, Randall Melton (Christine) of Saint Joseph, MI; one grandson, Joshua Melton of Saint Joseph, MI; and one brother, Jerry Melton of Columbia.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


Gerald Melton
December 2, 1939 - August 31, 2019





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