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Cecil Page MeltonPassing: May 10, 2023


Mitchell Cemetery

Graveside Service

Tuesday, May 16th @ 1:30pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, May 16th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Tuesday, May 16th

MITCHELL – Cecil Page Melton, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Paoli Health & Living Community.

Born February 9, 1935, in Cumberland County, Kentucky, he was the son of Brance Melton and Ethel Florence “Essie” (Thacker) Melton Hackney.  He married Nancy Manuel on July 13, 1990, and she preceded him in death August 19, 2019.

Cecil was a U.S. Army veteran.  He worked at the Feed Mill in Mitchell for 69 ½ years; starting there when he was 12 years old.  He enjoyed working and fishing.

Surviving are his children, Tim (Cindy) Melton of Hardinsburg, Cindy (Rod) Curren of Mitchell, Tammy (Keith) Bowling of Orleans, Roxanna Knowles of Mitchell, and Crystal (Dan) Jifkins of Paoli; step-children, Nellie (Rob) Stevens of Mitchell and Angel Wheeler of Mitchell; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife; daughters, Donna Richie and Cathy McFarland; granddaughter, Jennifer Bowden; stepsons, Andy Riley and James Manuel; and siblings, Paul Melton and Phil Melton, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, in Mitchell Cemetery with Beth True officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Burial will follow.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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9 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Donnie Bowden | Harrodsburg Indiana
    Date: May 16, 2023
    Cecil was a great person and I have a lot of great memories of him especially all those Saturday's in Scottsbrug Indiana your family is in my thoughts and prayers
  2. Guest: Donnie Bowden | Harrodsburg Indiana
    Date: May 16, 2023
    My Condolences to the family Cecil was a great person and I have a lot of great memories of him especially all those Saturday's in Scottsbrug Indiana your family is in my thoughts and prayers
  3. Guest: Alice Barrett | Greenfield, IN
    Date: May 16, 2023
    In 1982 I met Cecil and Nancy when visiting with my cousin whose husband was Nancy's brother. While we were visiting my brother came for a visit and ended up living with Cecil and Nancy as their foster child. After returning home with my cousin I was thrown out after an argument with my cousin. About 2 was later my brother shows up at the place I was staying , Cecil and Nancy had found out what had happened and sent him to come get me and I became their foster daughter. We didn't have much but we sure had a lot of love. Cecil and Nancy were our hero's and gave us the most stable home we had ever had. And we finished growing up with them as our parents. I love you both.
  4. Guest: Angye Pinnick | Bedford
    Date: May 15, 2023
    Roxanna and Carrie, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  5. Guest: Patti zeigenbein | Crocker, Missouri
    Date: May 13, 2023
    He was a great man I am so sorry for your loss
  6. Guest: adrienne porter | bedford indiana
    Date: May 13, 2023
    he was such an awesome man and friend he was more like a papaw to me. my heart goes to all of you. i cant believe hes gone! i grew up around him. him and my papaw were best friends how awful to see him go i love all of you guys and will be praying for all of you !
  7. Guest: Rohanda Karnes | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 12, 2023
    When I and my children meet Cecil and Nancy the was the sweetest couple they treated my kids like their own grandkids and I remember me and my son lived that Cecil Nancy and I helped Nancy get Cecil up out of the bed and put him in his chair and he was like man I will never forget they're always be in my heart my kids are always always call them Mama and Papa and I miss Nancy and I'll miss Cecil and God rest their soul and someday we'll be able to join them love you Cecil and Nancy
  8. Guest: Marla Salazar (Melton) | Mitchell in
    Date: May 12, 2023
    Cindy so sorry for your loss y'all are in my thoughts and prayers.
  9. Guest: Charlie and Janet Noe | Mitchell
    Date: May 12, 2023
    Tim and girls....sorry to hear about your dad.He was always so good to my family. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Janet and Charlie