Melton, W4NKO / SK
Jo Frances Arrowood Melton, 85, of Athens, died Thursday, May
10, 2012, at Wellington Place of Athens.
She was a native and resident of McMinn County for most of her
life. A daughter of the late Charles W. and Ira Beulah Richeson
Arrowood, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Leroy
\"Roy\" Melton, on Jan. 15, 2010; one daughter, Sonja Jo Melton,
on Dec. 10, 1978; two brothers, Jack W. Arrowood and Robert
Arrowood; and one infant sister, Dolly Fay Arrowood. She was a
member of Antioch Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Donald A.
and Liz Melton of Athens, and Ronald L. Melton of Niota; two
grandchildren, Veronica and Jennifer; two great-grandchildren;
one brother and sister-in-law, Charles Willard and Elizabeth
Arrowood, both of Cartersville, Ga.; two sisters and
brothers-in-law, Jackie and Carlos Hammonds of Athens, and Judy
and Jim Bridges of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at McMinn Memory
Gardens with the Rev. Bob Thomas officiating.
There will be no formal visitation.
Those unable to attend may send condolences at