Obituaries – March 19, 2009

Helen Scott Carter Melton

NASHVILLE – Helen Scott Carter Melton died early Sunday morning, March 8, 2009, in Nashville, Tennessee.

  Born in Oxford November 21, 1940, she was 68. The daughter of Helen Caulfield Carter Simpson of Memphis, and the late Ira Scott Carter, Helen leaves her mother, her husband, the Rev. Doug Carter of Rosemark, and several nieces and nephews. Helen Scott was a granddaughter of the late Albert Douglas and Helen Leland Caulfield and the late Chelsie “Pop” and Birdie Carter, all of Water Valley. Until recently, Helen and Bill Melton had lived in Memphis, where he had served as pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, and taught at Southwest College. Early in her adult life, Helen had worked for a doctor, and later owned her own antique business. Since Bill’s retirement, they had been active at First Presbyterian Church, Memphis, where Helen worked faithfully with the Clothes Closet and the Soup Kitchen. She also enjoyed working with flowers at the church.

  Friday, March 13, following a private interment, a beautiful Service of Witness to the Resurrection was held in Memory of Helen Scott at First Presbyterian Church, Memphis, with minister, the Rev. C. V. “Bo” Scarbrough, and Ellen Roberds, former assistant minister, officiating.

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