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Melvin Horton Sr.

November 24, 1939 — November 26, 2010

Melvin E. Horton, Sr.

Age 71, of Hornby Rd., Beaver Dams, NY passed away in the comfort of his home on Friday, November 26, 2010 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th., Watkins Glen, on Thursday, December 2, from 4-6pm; followed by a celebration at Melvin’s Home.

He was born on November 24, 1939 in Corning, NY, the son of Norman and Mary Elizabeth Horton. Melvin was a jack of all trades, and enjoyed the outdoors and fishing with his son Johnny.

Melvin is survived by his wife Mary; sons, Johnny (Shearee) Horton of Monterey, Melvin Horton , Jr. (Kelly Groves) of Monterey; daughters, Christina Ellison (Mark Turner) of Monterey, Star mel (Ed) Robinson of Dundee; step-sons, David McClain, Jr. of Penn Yan; Jerry (Darlene) Marrow of Corning; step daughter, MaryJo (Leon) Taylor of Dundee; also 27 beautiful grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Melvin was predeceased by his parents; also brothers Richard and Norman Horton, infant sister, Annette Horton; and his beloved dog Bubba.

In Memory of Melvin and his dog Bubba, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, in Bubba’s name. You may donate online at

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