Dateline: September 25, 2003


Funeral services for Billie Melton, age 70, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 22, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of Stratford, Texas, with Dr. Genoa Goad, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Howardwick, and Mr. Larry Evans, minister of the Church of Christ in Stratford, officiating. Burial was held in Stratford Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas.

Mrs. Melton died Friday, September 19, 2003, in Dumas.  She was born March 19, 1933.  She married Kenneth Melton on March 24, 1955, at Turkey, Texas.  He preceded her in death in 2002.  She was owner/operator of Kwik Chex grocery in Amarillo for several years.  She was a resident of Stratford for twenty years and a former resident of Amarillo and Howardwick. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Howardwick.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002 and by a son, Robert Lynn Baker, in 1968.

Survivors include two daughters, Laura Smith and her husband Miles of Stratford and Kennetha Seawright and her husband Kevin of Stratford; two brothers, Edward Page of Iowa Park and Bobby Page of Littlefield; three grandsons, Chandler, Robert, and Jon; and two great grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to Memorial Hospice, 224 E. 2nd, Dumas, Texas 79029.

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