EMILY MELTON MEREDITH
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ASHEVILLE - Emily Melton Meredith, 82, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the hospital. Born March 2, 1931 in Asheville, she was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Melton and Bonnie Davis Melton; brothers, Charles Smith and Joe Smith of Asheville; sisters, Nelle Ashworth and Margaret Smith of Brevard; and granddaughter, Anne Michelle Player. She attended Emma United Methodist Church.
Emily was a PBX operator at the Buncombe County Courthouse for years as was her mother.
Surviving are her husband of 40 years, John; children, Linda Rice, Donna Martin, Maurice Howell (Cathy); grandchildren, Kimberly Jones (Mark), Lee Player (Sherry Stevens), Woody Rice (Maria), Wayne Rice (Emily Short), Will Rice (Kelly); and 9 great-grandchildren who she took great pride and joy in. She will be missed by all.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday May 19th at Emma United Methodist Church, 55 Adams Hill Road, Asheville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emma United Methodist Church, PO Box 6921, Asheville, NC, 28806 or
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from May 14 to May 18, 2013