Maxine Melton, 86, of Cherokee Village, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Ash Flat.
She was born April 8, 1934, to the late James and Eula Alphin in Elm Store, Ark.
Maxine graduated from Corning High School where her favorite activity was basketball. She worked at TRW Cinch for 26 years. In her retirement years, she enjoyed BINGO, cross stitching, and quilting. She also enjoyed teaching her granddaughters to sew, bake and pass on her love of basketball. She loved animals, especially dogs. She loved music and dancing.
She was a pleasure to be around. She loved her family and nieces and nephews like they were her own. She was a generous woman who loved others. Let us celebrate her life.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Jaunita, Pauline, Lena and George; and her husband of 49 years, John Melton.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Ann Clemons and Virginia Lee Schmidt, and two granddaughters, Heidi West and Greta (Eddie) Ishmael. Maxine was also blessed with six greatgrandchildren, Brock and Bryant Malone, and Isaac, John Paul, Blaise, and Josephine Ishmael. Her surviving siblings are Bill Alphin, Connie Dearden, Mary Lou Little, and Clara Mitchell.
Pallbearers include Trent Melton, Nick Alphin, Curt Alphin, Matt Gragg, Lavon Butler, and Curt Melton.
Honorary pallbearers are James Melton, Paul Melton, Charlie Melton, Eddie Ishmael, Brock Malone, and Bryant Malone.
Visitation was held Saturday, July 25, 2020, from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. with services at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial followed services at Masonic Cemetery.
To follow the directives of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, masks covering the mouth and nose are required for all persons in Arkansas for all indoor and outdoor settings, with exposure to non-household members where social distancing cannot be assured. Those attending will also be asked to sign a contact registry and maintain a social distance.