Laura E. MeltonGate City, VA | February 26, 2008
Laura E. Melton ? Gate City, VA Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Melton, 88, Gate City, VA went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Mrs. Melton was born in Scott County, VA on February 6, 1920, a daughter of the late Jack and Emma Sharp Blevins. In addition to her parents, her husband, Wesley Melton, four sisters, Bessie Dockery, Myrtle Hensley, Annie Lawson and Edith Castle, an infant brother, Howard Blevins along with brothers, Everson Blevins and Harper Blevins, preceded her in death. Her sister, Bonnie Buchanan of Coeburn, VA and several nieces and nephews survive her. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clayton Williams officiating. Her nephew, Bill Hensley, will eulogize her. Charlotte and Bill Hensley will provide the music. Graveside services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Friday, February 29, 2008 at the Hensley Cemetery, Dungannon, VA. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center for their special care and wonderful devotion, and to the staff of Brian Center and her caregivers, Helen Babb, Arlene Fox and Geneva. An online guest registry is available for the family of Mrs. Melton at www.gatecityfunerals.com. Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Melton family.
CondolencesTo Lauras family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I currently work at The Brian Center and I was very fond of Ms Laura. I helped take care of her a few years ago as well when she was living in her apartment. I worked for the home health care agency. I remember her as a spunky and feisty lady. She will be very much missed. But its a comfort to know shes in a better place where shes walking hand in hand with all those who have gone on before her. Her legs are working just perfect now. She has no pain and I can see her sitting by the river making someone laugh. You are in my prayers.
Posted by: Melinda Watson, February 28, 2008
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