Services for Albert T. “Square” Melton, 96, were held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Pecan Street Church of Christ in Rockdale. Burial followed in Griffin Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Melton died Sunday, Jan. 9.
He was born Feb. 8, 1914, in the Griffin Chapel community to Albert and Edna (Stovall) Melton.
Mr. Melton attended school in Griffin Chapel and Aycock High School in Rockdale.
He was a farmer, construction worker, farm labor contractor and a salesman of scrap metal and produce.
Mr. Melton was an avid reader of the newspaper and western novels and he was a member of Pecan Street Church of Christ in Rockdale.
He was married to Viola Nichols and later shared his life with Lovie Flemings.
In June 1971, he married Mary Lois Watkins.
Mr. Melton was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Elbert Melton; two grandsons, Billy Joe Melton and Michael Watkins; a daughter-in-law, Rose Melton; four brothers, Hezekiah Calhoun, George Melton, Robert (Bob) Melton and Edgar Glass; and two sisters, Willie Mae Melton and Mamie Melton.
Survivor are his wife, Mary Lois Melton of Milano; 11 children, Albert Melton Jr. of Dallas, Inell Moore of Lubbock, Edna Mae Douglas of Altus, Oklahoma, Lawrence Melton of Lubbock, George Watkins and wife Ann of Huntsville, Rosie Watkins of Rockdale, Ezra McGowan and wife Virginia, Bobby McGowan and w ife Brenda, K ather ine Melton and husband Deedrene, all of Cameron, Carla Melton, Douglas Melton and wife Seleta, all of Milano; and a sister, Lillian Moore of Griffin Chapel; also, 50 grandchildren, 33 greatgrandchildren, 12 great-greatgrandchildren, a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were C.J. Washington, Robert Clayton, Billy Tindle, Daniel Castaneda, Marfett Kelley and Darrell Moore.
Honorary pallbearers were Jermane Watkins, Corey Watkins, Albert Melton III, Winston Nelson, Ezra McGowan and Bobby McGowan.