Melba Horner Walton
Mrs. Melba Horner Walton, age 89 of Franklin, TN, went to be with the Lord on June 2, 2014.
Born in Waverly, TN to the late Jesse and Jessie Mae Morgan Horner. She married in 1954 to Jack Douglas Walton. After completing her education, Melba was employed at the Tennessean Newspaper as a bookkeeper. In 1974, Melba opened Walton's Antique Jewelry Store in Carter's Court in Franklin, TN. The store moved to its current location at 410 Main Street in downtown Franklin, TN in 1985, where it is celebrating it's 40th year in business. Her son, Michael Walton and granddaughter, Julie Walton, continue the legacy Melba started with her passion for antique jewelry for over forty years.
Preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ruth Mahaffey.
Survived by: husband, Jack Walton, Sr.; sons, County Commission Chairman, Jack Jr. (Patsy) Walton & Michael (Adrian) Walton; sister, Betsy Beard; grandchildren, Amy (Matt) Phillips, Jack (Chloe) Walton III, Kellie Walton, Julie Walton & Katie Walton; great-grandson, Eli Phillips.
Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Rev. Daly Thompson officiating. Interment Williamson Memorial Gardens. Family will serve as Pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Johnson's Chapel Methodist Church.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services, (615) 794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens
3009 Columbia Avenue Franklin, TN 37064
Published in The Tennessean on June 4, 2014