Mr. Melton was born on March 19, 1958 in Galax, Va. to Hampton M. and Jewell Amburn Melton. Survivors include his mother, Jewell A. Melton of Galax, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Norris Short of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sisters and brother-in-law, Mina and Billy Wilson of Galax, Va. and Myra L. Smith of Alexandria, Va.; and two granddaughters, Samantha Short and Stephanie Short.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2007 at Felts Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. John Ousley officiating. Arrangements by Vaughan Guynn Funeral Home, Galax.