ELLA RHEA CLARK MELTON, age 96 of Niota, Tenn. passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Athens, Tenn. She was a native of Monroe County, Tenn., resident of McMinn County most of her life, a daughter of the late George and Mary Jane Caughron Yarberry and preceded in death by First Husband: Cecil A. Clark on July 24, 1974, Second Husband: Charles Lee Melton on Feb. 12, 1988, and a son Robert Cecil "Bob" Clark on March 9, 2011. She retired from Athens Products after 12 years, and former employee of Niota Hosiery, Crescent Hosiery Mill, Ridge Textile and Van Raalte Hosiery Mills. She was a member of East Niota Baptist Church.
Survivors: Daughter-in-law: Glenda K. Clark of Athens, Tenn., Two Grandsons: Robert W. Clark of Athens, Tenn., Brett Clark of Athens, Tenn., 6 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter.
Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 3, 2021 in McMinn Memory Gardens. There will be no formal visitation. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Ella-Melton Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.
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