Ronald Martin Melton

Ronald Martin Melton, 81, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday morning, August 20, 2019, at his residence. 

Born in Savannah, August 17, 1938, he had lived in Pierce County all of his life. He was retired from Gilman Building Products after 34 years of service and attended the Primitive Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his family and was always a loving husband, daddy and papa.

He was a son of the late Jimmie Lee and Edna Earl Thornton Melton. He was also preceded in death by all three of his brothers, Calvin Lee Melton, Cecil Melton and Jimmie Melton.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Gill Melton, Blackshear; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Sandra Harris, Hoboken, Bonnie and Michael Murray, Darlene and Fred Russell and Rhonda and Rodney Bennett, all of Blackshear; two sons and daughters-in-law, Marty and Judy Melton and Troy and Terri Melton, all of Blackshear; five sisters, Lucille (Lacey) Altman, Waycross, Eleanor Lange, Panama City, FL and Janice Turner, Dianne Kight and Betty Robinson, all of Blackshear; 11 grandchildren, Floyd (Dee) Russell, Brandon (Cassie) Russell, Tyler Melton, Darren Melton, Austin (Sloan) Harris, Sarah Johns, Hannah Murray, Trey Melton, Erin Melton, Ellie K. Bennett and Benji (Gena) Harris; seven great-grandchildren, Logan Harris, Spencer Harris, Danni Grace Johns, Holden Harris, Reese Johns, Lane Russell and Luke Russell and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will take place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 22, from the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in the Enon Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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