Norman Lee Melton, age 86 of Ellenboro, died October 10, 2021.
Norman was born on April 2, 1935, in Rutherford County and was a son of the late N.C. and Ola Murray Melton. He was a graduate of Ellenboro High School, and received a degree in Textile Management from Cleveland Community College. Norman was a longtime member of Corinth Baptist Church.
Norman retired from Stonecutter Mills. Following retirement, he enjoyed working for Morrow Motors. He also served his country in the US Army.
Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Toney Melton in 2015 as well as his brothers, Chivous Melton, Joe Melton, and Bill Melton.
Survivors include sons, Phillip Melton and wife Judy of Bostic, Greg Melton of Ellenboro, daughter, Melissa Melton Lincoln and husband David of Moore, SC, brother, Jimmy Melton and wife Norma Kay of Ellenboro, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
The funeral was held October 14, 2021 at Corinth Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Connor and Rev. Ad Hopper officiating. Military Honors were accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of The Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.