Melanie Yvonne McElrath, 25, passed away Sept. 2, 2013. Melanie was born Aug. 12, 1988, in Little Rock. Melanie was a certified nursing assistant and was a student at Pulaski Technical College.
Melanie was preceded in death by her father, George Melton McElrath Jr.; and her grandfathers, Jerry Lee McGuire and George Melton McElrath Sr.
Melanie is survived by one son, Riley John Williamson of McGehee; her mother. Tammie McElrath and husband Marvin of Hot Springs;, one sister, Christina Amerson and husband Jon of McGehee; one half-brother, Curt McElrath of Havana; grandparents, Judy McCallister of Benton and Peggy McElrath of North Little Rock; a niece and nephew, Jace and Jordan Amerson; three aunts, one uncle, and many other friends and relatives who loved her dearly and will miss her always.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Smith Family Funeral Home Benton Chapel, 322 N. Market St. in Benton. burial will follow at Fairplay Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Matt Owens, Tyler Henry, Jeremy McGuire, Dion McGuire, Curt McElrath, and Jeremy Dick assisting. Honorary pallbearers are Ricky Thornton, Josh McGuire, Jon David Amerson, and Terry Hinton.1
Visitation is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: www.smithfamilycares.com.