Drew Nicole Melton, 17, of Benton, passed from this life on November 21. She was born March 22, 1995 in Hot Springs, to Fred “Ted” Melton and Susan Melton Jacobs. Drew was a senior at Benton High School and worked at Arkansas Bone and Joint in Bryant. She loved playing all sports, including Golf, Softball, (short stop extra ordinair), Volley Ball, Basketball and her dream, to be on a Swim Team. Her plans were to attended University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in the fall.
She is survived by her mother, Susan Melton Jacobs and husband,Todd of Benton, father, Fred “Ted” Melton of Benton, sisters, Katie Nichols of Benton, Samantha Jo Melton of Benton, Blakely Jacobs of Conway, grandparents, Fred and Jean Melton, Joe Don and Mary Davis of Benton, aunt, Kelly Stewart and husband, Scott of Benton and uncles, Greg Davis and Jerry Mack Davis all of Benton.
Pallbearers will be Sydnee Golman, Daphne Bono, Jessica Simmons, Jessica Franklin, Allie Beech, Brant Stout, Nate Rutherford and Skyler McKissock and Graham Gardner, Tim Golman , Gary Bono and Zach Reid.
Church Services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Benton with Dr. Rick Grant and Rev. Bob Warford officiating.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., this evening, November 23 at Selph Hall at First Baptist Church.
Family comments: Drew will be missed so much by all of her family, friends and co workers, she was her daddy’s “Spider Monkey and mom’s Drewbie.
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