Margaret Higgins Melton, 89, died Friday, January 02, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford. She lived in Murfreesboro and was a native of Cannon Co.
She is survived by her brother: Jerry D. (Janice) Higgins of Bradyville; sister, Betty A. Newell of Schererville, IN.; sister-in-law: Juanita Higgins of Woodbury; Also survived by several nieces and nephews: Jeff (Tammy) Higgins, Tim Higgins, Ashley (Jason) Carter, Taylor Higgins, Miranda Johnson, Austin Johnson, Audrey Carter, Billy Higgins, Fay Smith; Good Friend: Robert Allman of Murfreesboro
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave & Louise Ashford Higgins; Grandparents, Sheriff Wilburn & Mae Francis Ashford; Husband, Paul L. Melton and Brother, J.W. Higgins.
She was a member of the Bellwood Baptist Church, St. Clarie Senior Center and the Red Hat Society. Ms. Melton was a retired Hairdresser. After graduating from Woodbury Central High School in 1946, she moved to Knoxville where she graduated from Knoxville Beauty College. Her first job was at Grace's Beauty Salon in Woodbury. Her and her husband, Paul moved to Hammond, IN. where she owned Hom-Ridge Beauty Salon. 25 years later, they moved to Holiday, FL. where she owned Holiday-Beauty Salon for 26 years. She then moved back to Murfreesboro to retire where she lived out the rest of her life.
A Celebration of Life will be held 2 PM Saturday, Jan. 17, at Riverside Cemetery.