Helen Melton, 87, of Leachville died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center in Monette. Born at Batesville, she was the daughter of the late G.F. and Liza Evans Green, Sr. She was the widow of Chester Melton and was a longtime Leachville area resident.
Survivors include three sons, Yvonne Melton of Jonesboro, Ray Melton of Monette, and Tommy Melton of Paragould; two daughters, Peggy Bracker of Alma and Berta Miller of Lakeland, Fla.; two brothers, G.F. Green, Jr. of Magness and Tony Green of Sulphur Rock; a sister, Cleo McAfee of Batesville; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruby Cousino; five brothers, Leonard Green, Rader Green, Henry Green, Lawrence Green and Shelly Green; two sisters, Pauline Webster and Hazel McNabb; and four grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Verlon Wood officiating. Burial was in the Leachville Cemetery.