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G. P. Melton

August 6, 1935 ~ July 6, 2019 (age 83)

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G. P. Melton, 83, of Burnsville, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Charles George VAMC.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late George and Alice King Melton.  He was also preceded in death by 6 sisters.  G. P. was a US Marine Corps Veteran.  He was a Past Master of Burnsville Masonic Lodge #717 A.F&A.M and a retired member of Burnsville Fire Department.  G.P. retired as service manager at Carolina Tire Company in Burnsville.  He attended Biltmore Holiness Temple for numerous years.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years:  Willie Dale Wright Melton; a daughter:  Melissa Davis and husband, Bill, of Burnsville; a son:  Terry Melton and wife, Sandra, of Fairview; 4 grandchildren:   Destini Whitson and husband, Matthew, Sheena Cannady (Will), Mark Davis and Megan Melton; 4 great grandsons:  Braxton and Tobias Whitson and Mason and Miles Cannady; 3 sisters:  Wanda and Ruth Melton and Wiloree Epley, all of Asheville.

Funeral services will be held at 7PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Aaron Phillips will officiate.  Burial will be at 10AM Wednesday in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at Black Mountain.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Burnsville Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 461, Burnsville, NC 28714.


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July 9, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
501 East Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714

Funeral Service
July 9, 2019

7:00 PM
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
501 E. Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714

Graveside Service
July 10, 2019

10:00 AM
Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
1270 Old US Hwy 70 West
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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