The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


December 22, 2013

Steve Melton was an original member of ambulance service

Sunday, December 22, 2013 — Steve Edgar Melton, 66 years of age, of Richfield, went to be with the Lord Thursday, December 12, 2013 at his home.

Steve was born August 22, 1947 in Harriman, Tenn. to the late Edgar Bright Melton and the late Maxine Stevens Melton.

The memorial service was at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Crossroads Baptist Church, with Rev. Eddie Hudson officiating.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Harriette Jo Ann Melton of the home; daughters, Cathy Jo Melton and husband Ed Bristol of Cove City, and Mary Ann Lowder and husband Chad of Oakboro; five grandchildren, Teresa Keeney and husband Jason, Robbin Edwards and husband Chris, Katherine Morris and husband Brian, Christopher Watkins, and Melissa Efird, five great-grandchildren, Shannon, Jaydon, Sydney, Miley, and Addison; sister, Sarah Johnson of Albemarle; brother, Todd Melton of Albemarle; and two half brothers, Ed Melton, Jr. of Indian Trail and Frank Melton of Cheraw, S C.

Steve loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was a loyal member of Crossroads Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. Steve was one of the first members of the ambulance service in Stanly County.

Memorials may be made to Hartsell Funeral Home C/O Steve Melton, PO Box 7, Albemarle, NC 28002 for funeral expenses.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Melton family.

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