The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday morning, November 3, 2012 at First Salem Baptist Church, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia. The Reverend Paul A. McFarland, pastor will officiate. Interment will follow in Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Georgia Hwy 26 West, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Barbara Ann Felton was born November 24, 1960 to Annie Pearl Melvin-Hamilton and the late Norris Felton in Macon County, Georgia. She was a 1979 graduate of the historic D. F. Douglass High School. She was a 1981 graduate of South Georgia Technical College with a degree in Nursing Assistance. She was employed as a CNA with the Montezuma Healthcare Nursing Center, with Pinehill Nursing Home of Byromville, Georgia and with the Magnolia Manor Home of Americus, Georgia. She also advanced in Nursing Care while employed with the Montezuma Healthcare Nursing Home. She was a patient representative for the local chapter of Divatas, Inc. patients of the Macon County Chapter.
Barbara Ann was a member of First Salem Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Paul A. McFarland.
Survivors are her two loving and devoted daughters, Lateshia Thornton and Lakeshia Thornton, both of Montezuma, Georgia; her loving grandson, Kalexis Thornton, Montezuma, Georgia; her parents, Annie Pearl Melvin-Hamilton (stepfather, Cleveland Hamilton), Oglethorpe, Georgia; her siblings, Shelia M. Kaigler (Sanford), Oglethorpe, Georgia and Alphonso Melvin (Corliss), Atlanta, Georgia; half-sister, Sharon English, Montezuma, Georgia; her grandmother, Catherine Melvin, Andersonville, Georgia; step parental grandmother, Alberta Odom, Montezuma, Georgia; her nephews / nieces, Rayshawn Kaigler, Nehemiah Melvin, Simone Kaigler, Kourtney Melvin, Brittney Melvin, Acacia Melvin, Azriel Melvin and Hannah Melvin; her extended family include her loving and devoted God Children, Jacob Harris, Oglethorpe,Georgia and D'Qurn Fudge, Montezuma, Georgia; a host of uncles and aunts, Jimmy Melvin, Jacksonville, Florida, Willie C. Melvin (Vernelle), Atlanta, Georgia, Shirley Hawkins, Atlanta, Georgia, Thelma Mitchell, Montezuma, Georgia; Mary King, Oglethorpe, Georgia, John Melvin, Montezuma, Georgia, Inez Owens (Larry), Atlanta, Georgia, Rachael Clark (Jimmy), Montezuma, Georgia and Gail Rumph (Eddie Warren), Andersonville, Georgia; a host of other relatives and friends including three devoted friends, Diann Little, Montezuma, Georgia, Yolanda Harris, Oglethorpe, Georgia and Jasmine Scott.