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Jimmy Melton

January 28, 1944 — February 22, 2024

Ellenboro, NC

Jimmy Melton, age 80, of Ellenboro, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024 at his residence.

Jimmy was born Friday, January 28, 1944 in Rutherford County to the late N.C. Melton and Ola Murray Melton. He was a crane operator in the construction of bridges. He resolved not to let a disabling stroke keep him from living life and through self-determination he became skillful at woodworking. Jimmy could do just as much or more with one hand as others could do with two. He was a retired board member of the Ellenboro Fire Department and operated the Ellenboro Go-Kart track. He was also a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Jimmy loved spending time with his family and especially his beloved granddaughter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Norman, Joe, Billy and Chivous Melton.  

Those left to treasure his memory are his loving wife of sixty-two years, Norma Camp Melton; daughters, Norma Gail Melton and Sandra Melton (Arlene) all of Ellenboro; son, Jeffrey Darrel Melton (Pam) of DeBary, Florida; his granddaughter, Ashley Blackwell of Charlotte and his fur baby, Lulu.

In honor of Jimmy’s wishes, no formal services will be conducted.

Memorial donations are requested to the COPD Foundation,


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