BLAKELY -- Melba B. Becton, 85, of 21590 Hwy 37 W., Edison, Ga. 39846, died Friday afternoon at the Edison Nursing Home. Her funeral will be a graveside service, Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2 PM in the Morgan City Cemetery. Revs: Keith Gaines and Chris Holdorf will be officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the graveside.

Ms. Becton was born September 23, 1927 in Morgan, Ga. to the late William Harmon Bridges and Hulda Nix Bridges. She was a member of the Morgan Baptist Church and was retired as the Calhoun County Tax Commissioner. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Louis Bridges and Cole Bridges and by 2 sisters: Margaret Weaver and Sarah Thompson.

Her survivors include a daughter, Landra B. Lane and her husband Marion of Edison, Ga. 3 grandchildren: Nicole Alexander & Lee of Dothan, Al., Kristin Pierce & Joe of Albany, Ga. and Branden Lane of Atlanta, Ga. There are also 4 great grandchildren: Allee and Abby Grace Alexander of Dothan, Al., Anna Lane Pierce and Bridges Pierce of Albany, Ga.

Flowers are to be omitted with contributions going to the Morgan Cemetery Fund, % Carla Cook, 10409 Dickey St., Morgan, Ga. 39866.

Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home

Blakely 229/723-3421