Melvin Price

Published 6:42 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Melvin Price, age 82, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at his home in Jamesville.

Melvin is survived by his “Honey” of 64 years, Vivian Price, of Jamesville; his daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Clifton Hardison, Tracy and Michel Gurganus, Erine and Penny Coltrain, of Jamesville, and Cecil and Melva Lilley, of Columbia; his grandchildren, Luke, Nick, Clint and Jake Hardison, Kelsey, Ethan and Aubrey Gurganus, Landon, Lance, Laney Leggett, Jordan and Thayer Coltrain, Chris and Margo Lilley; his great-grandchildren, Benson, Cross, Conner, Tanner, Owen, Holden, Whitney, Corbin; and his brothers and sisters, Alice Ruth Lilley, Virginia Lilley, Mike Price, Dot Stigall, Brenda Modlin, William Earl Price, Miza Leggett. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Ruth Price, of Williamston; his sister, Chloe Price; and brother, Johnnie Price, of Williamston.

Melvin was born on Aug. 13, 1937, at his home in Williamston. He retired from Weyerhaeuser in Plymouth, after more than 30 years of service. He was also an active member of the Jamesville Ruritan Club and a retired volunteer Jamesville firefighter. He faithfully attended church at Poplar Chapel Church of Christ, where he served as an elder for many years.

Melvin loved his “Honey,” his family and cherished his animals. He touched countless lives through his love for history and his love for others. His arms were always open to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, and his legacy will be passed down through the generations he leaves.

The family will receive friends at Poplar Chapel Church of Christ in Jamesville on Thursday, May 21, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be an 11 a.m. funeral service held at the church on Friday, May 22, 2020, with burial to follow at Jamesville Cemetery. Donations can be sent in memory of Melvin to Jamesville Fire Department or Poplar Chapel Church of Christ.

Biggs Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences may be made at