Obituary: Herman MelvinJul 18th, 2013 | By Submitted | Category: Obituaries
Herman D. Melvin 89, of Greenville, passed away Saturday night, June 8, 2013 after a short stay in the VA Hospital in Lake City.
Herman was born August 19, 1923 to Bethel and Mallie Melvin of Jackson County, in the Kynesville community.
He is survived by his two daughters, Mariann Hutto and Emily Smoak, a son, Lawrence Melvin numerous grand and great-grandchildren; a sister, Angeline Merchant; and two sisters-in-law, Gladys Melton and Myrtle Melvin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bethel and Mallie; wife, Mary Melvin; daughter, Janet Thigpen; brothers, Harry K, Hope and Herbert Melvin; and loving companion, Dorothy Crews.
He was a member of deacon of Greenville Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired after 32 years with the Madison County School District as an agriculture teacher. He was a member of the Madison Teachers Association, Lions Club, Greenville American Legion and the Seasoned OWLS of Florida. He was a charter member of Greenville Country Christmas.
He had lived in Dowling Park for the past five years.
The viewing will be held at Beggs Chapel in Madison on Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m.
The funeral service will held on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Beggs Chapel at 11 a.m.
Interment will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.