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Jerry Landis Melvin

January 3, 1944 ~ April 10, 2019 (age 75)
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Mr. Jerry Landis Melvin, 75, of 905 Powers Street, passed away on April 10, 2019 at his home in Clinton.

A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, April 14th at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Royal-Hall Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Ray Jernigan officiating. Burial will follow in the Calvary Church Cemetery in Salemburg.

Born on January 3, 1944 in Sampson County, Jerry was the son of the late Toler James and Alma Laura Thornton Melvin. He was a cable splicer with Carolina Telephone Company/Century Link.  He was a diehard Dale Earnhardt fan, enjoyed going to car shows and loved to go fishing.  He was a hard-working man with a heart of gold and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his two daughters: Jennifer Melvin Williams and husband, Alan, of Delway, Kimberly Melvin Garason of Clinton; Devoted Companion of thirty years, Mary Sue Shipp of the home; six grandchildren: Kris Alphin and wife, Chelsea, Charles Balkcum, Kaleb Norris, Andrew (Clay) Marsh, Hannah Garason, Michael Dale Williams; four great-grandchildren: Ella Kate, Eli & Peyton Alphin and Hadleigh Balkcum; one brother, Burnice Melvin, Sr.; stepbrothers: Elbert Spell, Aniuel Spell, Welton Spell and Tony Spell; and stepsister, Brenda Hall. He also leaves behind his beloved Chihuahua dog, “Fancy”.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James Melvin; two sisters: Diane Tew and Shirley Naylor; brother, TJ Melvin; stepfather, Rassie Spell; step-brothers & sisters: Maurice Spell, Donnie Spell, RB Spell, Allena Edge, Williford Spell, Elderene Carter, Audie Spell and Olarease Holloway. 

Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 pm, at the funeral home.

Royal-Hall is honored to serve the Melvin Family.

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