Mr. Melvin Henry McElreath, Jr. age 70 of Newnan passed away at Brightmoor Hospice on July 13, 2018. He as born on January 19, 1948 in Atlanta to the late Melvin Henry McElreath, Sr. and Evelyn Mae Stevens McElreath. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Williams and Grandson, Jeremy McElreath. He served in the U.S. Army and was awarded three Purple Hearts and the Army Silver Star. He retired from Firestone after 35 years of service.
Mr. McElreath is survived by his wife, Nan Genova McElreath; sons, Joey McElreath (Becky) and Mike McElreath (Linda); daughters, Robin McDaniel (Jeff) and Renea Corley; brothers, Carl McElreath, Johnny McElreath, and Earl McElreath; grandchildren, Nicholas McElreath, Jarrod Mangareli, Michael G. McElreath, Austin McKeehan, Jody McElreath, Sammy McElreath, Taylor Corley, Kasey McElreath, Kaylee Corley, Laura McDaniel, Zachary Mangarelli, Austin Mangarelli, Charles McDaniel, Abby McDaniel.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Paul Dennis officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park in Fairburn. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, July 15, from 6-8 p.m.