Mary Elizabeth Cox Melton Barley

Myrtle Elizabeth Cox Melton Barley, 83, formerly of Altavista, died Friday, September 20, 2019, at Lynchburg Health & Rehabilitation. 

She was born February 17, 1936, in Campbell County, a daughter of the late Robert Moorman Cox and Myrtle Lee Hall Cox. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Evington, a homemaker that enjoyed cooking and shopping.

She is survived by four sons, Joseph W. Melton, Jr., and his wife, Cindy, of Chatham, Freddie L. Melton, Sr., and his wife, Dawn, of Chatham, George H. Melton and his wife, Virginia, of Altavista and Dale F. Melton of Lynch Station; two sisters, Betty Jean Adkins and her husband, Ray, of Rustburg and Nannie Shula Smith of Lynchburg; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special friend, Jean Worsham; and a host of nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy Neighbors; two brothers, Cuthbert M. Cox and Robert Edward Cox; and four sisters, Ruby Cox Walden, Bertha Cox Dudley, Susie Cox Harris and Helen M. Pressley.

A funeral service was conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 23, 2019, at Finch & Finch Chapel, Altavista, by the Rev. Latta Terry. Interment followed in First Baptist Church of Evington Cemetery.

The family received friends from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m., Sunday at Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista.

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