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Melvena Campbell Morehead, 88, of Redwine Cove passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at home with her family at her side after a short battle with cancer.

The widow of the late Haywood Morehead, she was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Campbell and Mattie Lou Stone Campbell, a brother, Oscar Campbell Sr., and several brother and sister in-laws.

Melvena was born May 13, 1929 and was a graduate of the Valley Point High School class of 1947. Due to a shortage of teachers after WW II, she taught second grade at Valley Point from 1947-1949. Afterwards she attended the Herron Business School and then worked in the office of Cabin Crafts as their keypunch operator.

She married Haywood and left the business world to start a family. Once her children were in school she worked as a substitute teacher at Valley Point Elementary and Middle schools. In 1984, she starting working as a teachers aide at Valley Point Middle then transferred to Dawnville Elementary where she retired as para pro in 2000. She then helped look after her great nephews, Brandon and Brett Potts. She kept up with their activities up until her death.

Melvena is survived by her children, Rachel Morehead and Eddie Morehead; her sisters and brother in-law, Jean Stokes of Calhoun and Margaret and Earnest Cline of Dalton; nieces, nephews, cousins, and the many children whose lives she touched as an educator also survive.

Melvena loved to take car rides in the country and marveled in Gods creation, especially the azaleas and dogwoods in the spring, the crepe myrtles and hydrangeas in the summer, and the rich colors of fall.

Rachel and Eddie would like to thank Amedysis Home Health for keeping mama at home and Amedysis Hospice for helping her journey to her Heavenly home; her brother-in-law, Earnest Cline; Randy, Cynthia, Brandon and Brett Potts; Jonathan and Samantha Cline for helping mama get up from being down; our neighbor, Gwilda who helped in her final days; Dr. Lancaster and the staff of Hamilton Medical Center for their exceptional care; all of her family and friends that prayed, sent well wishes and came to visit.

Funeral services for Melvena will be held Wednesday at 2 PM in the chapel of Love Funeral Home with the Rev. Barry Brock officiating.

Burial will be in Cove Methodist Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Earnest Cline, Jonathan Cline, Randy Potts, Brandon Potts, Brett Potts, and Gene Collins.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 until 9 at Love Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Cove Church and Cemetery Association, c/o Pam Smith, 273 Tilton Road, SE Dalton, GA 30721.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com.

LOVE FUNERAL HOME, 706-278-3313.
Published on November 21, 2017
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