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Charlie J. Melton, 87, of Dry Ridge, died Thursday, Dec. 28 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 9, 1930 in McKee and was the son of the late Steven and Angeline Messer Melton.
He was a longtime active member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church in the Zion Station community. He was a retired machinist for Goldsmith Metal Lath and a lifelong farmer.
On March 2, 1996, he was united in marriage to Dorris Jean Martin Melton.
In addition to his wife of 22 years, survivors include his sons, Dr. Gary J. (Ruth) Melton of Dry Ridge and Mike (Tina) Melton of Dry Ridge; stepsons, Mark Middleton of Dry Ridge, Michael Middleton of Dry Ridge and Jason Middleton of Frankfort; a stepdaughter, Michele Middleton of Burlington; 11 grandchildren, Brian (Jacqueline) Melton, Jason (Joy) Melton, Aaron Melton, Casey Vaughn (Jordan), Stephanie Dawson (Ryan), Douglas Middleton, Lauren Kells, Kristen Kells, Nicholas Kells, Macy Middleton and Jackson Middleton.
Charlie was preceded in death by his first wife, Liza Jane Ferguson Melton in 1993 after 40 plus years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by all 10 of his siblings, Ticie Melton, Paul Melton, Franklin Melton, Lawrence "Bobby" Melton, Goldie Bentley, Nannie Ward, Sylvia McDaniel, Lola Belle Fitzgerald, Maude Smallwood, Carrie McDaniel.
Funeral services were held Dec. 30, 2017 at Eckler-McDaniel Funeral Home in Dry Ridge.
Burial was in the Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 222, Williamstown, KY 41097.
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Dry Ridge, KY 41035
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Published in Grant County News from Jan. 4 to Jan. 8, 2018