James O. ‘Bud’ Melton

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Services for James O. “Bud” Melton, of Brookhaven, were 2 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 22, at Community Funeral Services with burial inUnion Hall Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Melton, 64, died Aug. 20, 2009, at University Medical Centerin Jackson. He was born in Yazoo City on Jan. 26, 1945, to Mike O.Melton and Frances Hannah Melton.

He was an oil field driller.

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Preceding him in death were his parents; and one brother.

Survivors are his wife, Joyce Melton, of Brookhaven; his sons,Billy Upton, of Brookhaven, Michael Upton, of Cotton Valley, La.,and Jason Case, of Bogue Chitto; his daughter, Nancy Green, ofBrookhaven; his brothers, Reggie, Fred and David Melton; hissisters, Linda King and Dean Wilburn; and six grandchildren.