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Ivory Marie Pierce Melton, 86, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at her home.
She was born at Randolph, in Metcalfe County, the daughter of the late Raymond and Edna Gooden Pierce and was raised by her uncle and aunt, Fred and Bertha Pierce.
Mrs. Melton was a CNA for T.J. Samson Hospital for 17 years and more recently a child care provider at the Barren County YMCA where she was known as "Miss Marie". She was a member of Big Meadow Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Shelia Melton-Compton, of Glasgow; two grandchildren, Chad Compton, of Oak Harbor, Washington, and Lauren Compton of Nashville, Tennessee; one brother, Hershel Pierce, of Louisville; four sisters, Lois Edwards, of Hiseville, Louise Firkins, of Wisdom, Mary Helen Shockley, of Randolph, and Irene Russell, of Glasgow. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Rondal, Robert, Donald and Sherman Pierce; and four sisters, Evie Broady, Grace Wood, Rachel Philpott and Pearl Abston.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Big Meadow Baptist Church with burial in Big Meadow Church Cemetery. Visitation will be at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home on Friday from 2-8 p.m. and continuing Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until time for the service.
Published on January 29, 2018
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