Oliver Quimby Melton Jr., died February 7 at his home just five days before his 91st birthday. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, May Melton; a son, Quimby Melton III; three daughters, Mary Forehand, Laura Geiger, co-publisher of The Herald-Gazette in Barnesville and The Journal-Reporter in Zebulon, and Leila Stone.
UPDATED ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation Saturday, February 9 from 3-5 p.m. at the Melton home at 1940 South 6th Street in Griffin or Sunday, February 10 from 2-3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church in Griffin with a memorial service following at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
Melton was the longtime editor and publisher of the Griffin Daily News which his father purchased on February 1, 1925.
The late Quimby Melton Jr.