Iva Gerald Melton

Iva Gerald Melton

79, Columbia

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Life Church for Iva Gerald Melton, 79, of Columbia, who died on Saturday, Aug. 31 in Columbia. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Oved Dunaway officiated at the services. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2 at Life Church.

He was a member of Life Church of God. He was a former member of State Layman’s Board, Church of God Headquarters in Jackson, Sunday School Superintendent, greeter and on building committees.

He was a brick and stone master craftsman. Much of his work can be seen and enjoyed in Columbia and surrounding areas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Iva and Myrtle Melton, and three sisters, Liz Weatherford, Evon Horn and Regina Odom.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Melton of Columbia; son, Randall Melton (Christine) of Saint Joseph, Mich.; one grandson, Joshua Melton of Saint Joseph, Mich., and one brother, Jerry Melton of Columbia. 

Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hathornfuneralhome.com.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements.

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