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The caring and experienced professionals at Melton Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

Melton Funeral Home is recognized as a centennial business by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Providence's oldest existing business.

James Allen Melton

James Allen Melton

James Allen Melton worked for the Montgomery and Sons Funeral Home which was the predecessor of Melton Funeral Home as we know it today. Mr. Melton was married to Jesse Howard Melton, he received his funeral directors licence in 1914 and his embalmers licence in 1926 after he graduated from the Cincinnati College of Embalming. He purchased the funeral home from the Montgomery family in 1943 and moved it to our current location.


James Edward Melton

James Edward Melton

 James Edward Melton was the second generation of the Melton family to operate the funeral home. Jim Ed as he was known around Providence was a World War II US Army veteran, when he was discharged from the Army he married Lucille McGaw who was raised in the Lisman community. James Edward Melton graduated from the Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1947 and received his Funeral Director and Embalmer licence in 1948.


Richard Melton

Richard Melton

Richard Allen"Rick" Melton is the third generation of the Melton family to run the family business. Richard Melton is a Providence High School Class of 1967 graduate, he graduated from the KY School of Mortuary Science in August of 1968, he received his Funeral Director and Embalmers licence in January of 1971.  Richard and Jan Boyd Melton operated the funeral home until her death in 2016., he has two children, Georgianna and Stan, one granddaughter, Savanna. Richard is married to Kaye Hill Melton a native of Clay, KY.


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