Melton, Marjorie "Marge" (Cleveland)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Marge Melton
Marge Melton

Marjorie “Marge” Melton, 87, a lifelong resident of Bradley County, Tennessee, passed away on Monday morning, August 14, 2017.

She was born on July 25, 1930, to the late Jay Hew and Bernola Hooper. Marge was the owner and operator of Hiwassee Beauty Shop in Charleston for over 35 years. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, W.R. Hooper, Arthell Hooper, Ruby Hooper Harris, Frank Hooper, Tom Hooper, David Hooper, Paul Hooper, Ray Hooper, Joe Hooper, and Leonard Hooper.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband 69 years Herman Melton; children, Linda Owens (Lee) and Tom Melton (Cathy Coe Melton); grandchildren, Rob Schichtel, Barratt Schichtel, and Brian Melton; great-grandchildren, Zane Schichtel, Levi Schichtel, Robin Schichtel, Lola Schichtel, and Hannah Melton; siblings, Wayne Hooper and Dorothy Carson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 12-2 p.m. at Candies Creek Baptist Church, located at 294 Old Eureka Road, Charleston, Tn., 37310.

A celebration of life service will begin at 2 p.m. at the church with Pastor Stan Gibson officiating the service.

Following the service, Marge will be laid to rest in the mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Gardens, with Brian Melton, Dennis Melton, Milton Hooper, Charlie Wattenbarger, Herb Hooper, and Phil Carson service as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Candies Creek Baptist Church in her honor.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Marge or your condolences with her family at her online memorial at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Melton family with these arrangements.

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