Athens Review, Athens, Texas

October 2, 2013

Mary Frances Melton


The Athens Review

Athens — Mary Frances Melton was born Oct. 17, 1930 in Athens to Jay Willie Williams and Vonnah Ezell Williams.  She died Sept. 26, 2013 in Malakoff at the age of 82.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jay Willie and Vonnah (Ezell) Williams, husband Morris Melton, stepfather Gerald Tipping and grandson Michael Wayne Coffman.

She is survived by her son Mike Coffman and wife Elaine, sister Melva Don Mahanay and husband Curtiss, granddaughter Cathy Chambers and husband Dave, niece Donna Paul and nephew Lee Mahanay.

Mary was a retired bookkeeper.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW and had served as a past president in Lamar County.  She loved playing bingo, making jam cakes, and using her green thumb to grow most anything.

Special thanks to Cedar Lake Nursing Center and to Genesis Hospice Care.

Arrangements are entrusted with Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff