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Ronald Martin Melton

August 17, 1938 ~ August 20, 2019 (age 81)

Mr. Ronald Martin Melton, 81 of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday morning, August 20, 2019 at his residence.

Born in Savannah, GA on August 17, 1938, he had lived in Pierce County all of his life.  Mr. Melton was retired from Gilman Building Products after 34 years of service and attended the Primitive Baptist Church.  He loved spending time with his family and was always a loving husband, daddy, and papa.    

He was a son of the late Jimmie Lee & Edna Earl Thornton Melton.  He was also preceded in death by all three of his brothers, Calvin Lee Melton, Cecil Melton, and Jimmie Melton.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Gill Melton of Blackshear; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Sandra Harris of Hoboken and Bonnie & Michael Murray, Darlene & Fred Russell, and Rhonda & Rodney Bennett all of Blackshear; two sons and daughters-in-law, Marty & Judy Melton and Troy & Terri Melton all of Blackshear; five sisters, Lucille (Lacey) Altman of Waycross, Eleanor Lange of Panama City, FL, and Janice Turner, Dianne Kight, and Betty Robinson all of Blackshear; 11 grandchildren, Floyd (Dee) Russell, Brandon (Cassie) Russell, Tyler Melton, Darren Melton, Austin (Sloan) Harris, Sarah Johns, Hannah Murray, Trey Melton, Erin Melton, Ellie K. Bennett, and Benji (Gena) Harris; 7 great grandchildren, Logan Harris, Spencer Harris, Danni Grace Johns, Holden Harris, Reese Johns, Lane Russell, and Luke Russell; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Melton will be held Thursday morning, August 22, 2019, at 11 o’clock from the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.


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