JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Ralph R. Melton


Ralph R. Melton, 75, of Route 3, died yesterday at 3:30 P.M. in the 
Good Samaritan Hospital. 

Mr. Melton was born in Jefferson County on July 15, 1896 the son of 
Benjamin and Osa Riggs Melton. He was married to the former Margaret 
Barva on Sept. 1, 1917. 

Mr. Melton, a real estate broker and a retired teacher, was a member of 
the Mason of Opdyke and some time ago was named an honorary Kentucky 
Colonel by the Governor of that state. 

Survivors include his wife; one so, Lawrence of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, 
Mrs Alpha Gentles and Mrs. Bernadine Davis, both of Mt. Vernon; one sister 
Mrs. Lorene Randolph of Brownsville, Tex.; ten grandchildren and 15 great 
grandchildren. 

Funeral Services will be held at Myers Chapel on Friday at 1:30 p.m. with 
Father James burke officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.
Friends may call at the Chapel after 5:30 p.m. tomorrow.



Source: Mt.Vernon Register-News
Date: Sept. 21, 1971
Submitted by: Margaret Marasco


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