Originally created 04/27/04

Mr. Melvin Webb (EVANS, Ga.)



EVANS, Ga.- Mr. Melvin "Mel" David Webb, of Evans, Ga., formerly of Peachtree City, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, April 25, 2004 after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Evans Community Baptist Church (Cox Rd.) with Rev. Larry Bullard officiating. Mr. Webb will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 4 p.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan, Ga. Survivors are his daughter, Ranee Webb Bullard of Evans, and her husband, Larry; his son, Michael Webb of Newnan, and his wife, Dianne; a sister, Virginia Webb Prusell of Conyers, Ga.; one brother, John Webb, Woodville, Texas; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Mr. Webb was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-three years, Nellie Benson Webb and a grandson, Jonathan Lynn Webb. Mr. Webb was born in Atlanta on January 31, 1921 to Earl Avery and Myrtice Cowan Webb. He attended Commercial High School, he joined the Georgia National Guard, Co. E. 2nd Bn., 122 inf. After high school, he was employed by the Atlanta Gas and Light Co. for forty-four years. Retiring as a Builder Consultant in the Buckhead office. During WWII, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a Machinist Mate Third Class aboard the USS Eugene E. Elmore DE686. He saw combat in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. He was a member of the Baptist Faith and taught Sunday School for ten year old boys for twenty years and also served as a deacon. He attended Evans Community Baptist Church. He was an assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop #6 in Decatur and was a past president of the Kiwanis Club. Pallbearers will be Chris Stephens, Chip Brown, Darren Couch, Tim Mulkey, Scott Bullard, Andy Bullard and Stephen Edwards. The family will receive friends this Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 at the Poteet Funeral Home West Chapel, 3686 Wheeler Rd., Augusta, Ga. 706-860-0009. Sign the gue stbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle April 27, 2004