Mary Kathryn Melton – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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MaryMary Kathryn Melton, 84, of Tuscumbia, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Morningside

of Sheffield. She was born in Cherokee, Ala., on Sept. 8, 1929, to the late

Henry and Ollie Cosby. She was retired from KMart in Muscle Shoals. She loved

traveling, cooking, crocheting and being surrounded by family and friends.

She was married to the late Louis Graford Melton for 64 years. Survivors include

daughters, Donna and husband, Pete Futrell, of Florence, and Marilyn and husband, Morris

Morrison, of Tupelo, Miss.; son, Mike and wife, Mona Melton, of Tuscumbia; five

grandchildren, Wendy and husband, Brian Trousdale, of Athens, Dr. Jenny and

husband, Dr. Kelly Heegard, of San Antonio, Texas, Lee Morrison, of Tupelo, Miss., Ty Melton

and Tory Melton, of Tuscumbia; two great-grandchildren, Heather and Marshall

Trousdale, of Athens; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death

by seven brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers will be Lee Morrison, Ty Melton, Tory Melton, Terry Cosby, Anthony Cosby

and Ricky Cosby. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Trousdale, Kelly Heegard and

Marshall Trousdale. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013,

followed by the funeral service at 3 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home in Tuscumbia,

Ala., with Brother Jeff Newton. The burial will follow in Cherokee Memorial Gardens.

The family wants to give special thanks to the staff of Morningside of Sheffield for their

compassionate and loving care of our mother. We will be forever grateful for their

tenderness, attentiveness and sensitivity during the time she spent with them. In

addition, we want to thank Hospice Advantage for all of their kindness and help during

our mother’s last month, and special thanks to Gentiva Home Health for the great care

they provided our mother over the past four years.

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