Mrs. Ethel Melton, 70, of Tunnel Hill, departed this life Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the local hospital.
Ethel was born March 31, 1943, in Hazzard, Ky., a daughter of the late Ervin and Silvia Fugate. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Hardy Melton, and brothers, Larry, Sam and David Fugate.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Maria Crowley of Marietta, Bill and Angie Crowley of Rocky Face; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Neil Kyle of Varnell, Judy and Darren Smith of Jellico, Tenn., Kathy Watts, Connie Johnson of Tunnel Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Mollie and James Brown of Crossville, Tenn.; 29 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren.
Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Ethel Melton will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel.
She will be laid to rest in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.