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Franklin L. Melton

1934 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Franklin L. Melton Obituary
Melton, Franklin L.

Franklin L. Melton passed away on February 15, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Roy and Hattie Mae Melton; brothers: Bill and BG Melton; and sisters: Peg Zabala and Vonette Mullens.

Franklin is survived by his wife of 58 years, Corrine; son, Jeffery Melton and wife Camille; daughters: Theresa and Cindy Melton; brother, Richard Melton and wife Priscilla; sisters: Polly Tarleton, Irene Kandill, Betty Jean Rogers, and Nancy Sizemore and husband Tom; two grandchildren: Sarah and Adam Melton.

Franklin was born in Wadesboro, NC in 1934. He entered the Navy at the age of 17 and served honorably for 23 1/2 years. Franklin was a member of the American Legion Post 14. He loved to fish and was a handyman. Franklin was a good husband, father, grandfather, uncle and was always willing to help everybody.

Franklin's Life Celebration will begin with a Memorial Service on Thursday, February 25th at 9:00 a.m. at Salazar Mortuary (400 Third St. SW 87102.) He will be interred at the Santa Fe National Cemetery also on Thursday at 12:45 p.m. with full military honors. Please visit Franklin's online guestbook at



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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 21, 2016
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