2014-02-20 / Obituaries

Hope C. Mellott Big Cove Tannery, 80

Hope C. Mellott, 80, Big Cove Tannery, died Friday, February 14, 2014, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg.

She was born August 27, 1933, in Thompson Township, Pa., the daughter of the late Ross and Della Bard Correll. She was married to the late Jesse “Bill” Smartt, who passed away in May of 1966. She later married the late Forrest R. Mellott, who passed away in September of 2000.

She was an active member in Needmore Bible Church.

She is survived by four children: Earlene (wife of Jimmy) Jones of McMinnville, Tenn.; Terry Smartt of Needmore; Scott Smartt of Needmore; and Christopher ( husband of Tina) Smartt of Needmore; one step- daughter, Jennifer “Susie” (wife of Dan) Gordon of Needmore; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Betty Munson of Carlisle, and Margaret “ Peg” Perdue of Brooksville, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Della Correll; her first husband, Jesse “ Bill” Smartt; her second husband, Forrest R. Mellott; and two brothers: Kenneth and Veryl Hill.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 2 p.m., at Needmore Bible Church. Rev. Doug Poffenberger officiated. Interment was at Union Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Needmore Bible Church, Building Fund, 6939 Great Cove Rd., Needmore, PA 17238. Kelso Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

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