“Martha, Merle was our minister as well as one of the ministers in charge of camp the year I attended. Lots of good memories of you and him at McL church. Your sons were young at that time. My sympathy to you and your family.
“Martha: I just saw this on line. I'm so sorry. You all were important to our McLeansboro family. Phyllis Pemberton Greer
I was sad to hear about Merle's passing. May you find comfort and peace in your memories of Merle and in God's promises.
“Mam and family,
What a darling fellow Merle was -- his wry sense of humor, that sweet smile, his gentle nature with family, friends, strangers in need, church members, etc.
Merle had a lot of good sense and was able to express himself quite well on many issues. We have always felt happy about you and Merle as a pair -- in love, in sync, considerate and generous.
Merle has left a lot of memories for all of us which will help us deal with his loss. We love you all ... and...
“Martha, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
“Mark & family,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your father. It has been years... well, make that eons maybe, since we have seen one another. Back in the mid 70's at the church camp in West Frankfort, Illinois. We exchanged a few letters after camp that summer, and as how time is with kids contact was lost. I knew at some point your family had left Carterville. Funny how memories are though, at times I found myself passing through that area, I would often think about...
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MOUNT VERNON -- Merle Eugene Melton, 86, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz., where he and his wife were spending the winter.He was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Walnut Hill, the son of Virgil J. and Mary Barbara (Garren) Melton,He married Martha Anne Baldridge on Sept. 30, 1955, in...Read More