We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Access Road Location
Diane Melvin, age 79, of Covington, GA passed peacefully in her sleep on June 23, 2022. She was a lifelong resident of Newton County; she was raised in Porterdale and spent her adult years residing on Brown Bridge Road. Diane was known for her strong work ethic and for her love of family and friends. She loved family get-togethers, cooking, music, playing Bunco, reading, and talking to people; she never met a stranger. Her grandchildren captured her heart at their birth, and she thrived on spending time with them. She is preceded in death by her parents, Carlton Smith and Jimmie Lee Sparks, her husband, Jack Melvin, her son, Greg Bowen, great-grandchild, Christopher Bowen and her siblings, Ronnie Bonner and Sherry Bishop. She is survived by her daughter, Terri Davis (Mark), and son, Todd Bowen, grandchildren, Mourad Bowen (Ginny), Rory Bowen (Dayna), David “Chris” Bowen (Nicole), Nick Bowen (Ashley), Trent Bowen (Kelsey), Lane Bowen, Tyler and Trevor Davis, her siblings, Karen Mitchell, Tina Eaton, Butch Sparks, Tony Sparks, and Jeff Sparks, her aunt Bobbie Jean Sparks, and great grandchildren, Nia, David, Natalie, Nala, Abby, Cannan, Abram, Judah, Elias, Issac, Ruth, Esther, and due in August, Remy. The love for family that Diane had will live on with those she left behind.
Friends are invited to visit with the family at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road in Covington on Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 12-2 PM. A memorial service will begin at 2:00. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made in Diane's memory to The Lewy Body Dementia Association, lbda.org/donate.
This obituary was prepared with love and affection by Diane's family.