She was born Sunday, April 7, 1940, in Bryan County to Herman and Birdie Murray. On July 5, 1958, she married Billy Edward Melton in Durant.
Mrs. Melton grew up in Pleasant Hill, Oklahoma. She loved to sit at home and watch TV, make garage sales, collect angels and play with her Chihuahua, “Patches.” Lorene was a great wife, mother, sister and loving grandmother.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Rhonda Nelson, Durant; sisters Shirley Wilkins and Mozelle Doshier, both of Durant; brother Wayne Murray, Durant; granddaughter Brittany Nelson, Durant; grandson Cheyenne Nelson, Durant; sisters-in-law Lois Rose, Blue, Mildred Gibson, Midland, Texas, Imogene Knipe, Richland Hills, Texas, and Lorene Horton, Bokchito; nieces Becky Wilkins, Durant, Michelle Brodrick, Platter, Tammy Wilkins, Durant, Latrisha Dunlap, Snow; nephews Billy Wayne Cooper, Durant, Joshua Wayne Pierce, Durant, and Sam Welch, Archer City, Texas; and other family members James and Janet Nelson, Amarillo, Texas, and numerous other relatives and friends.
Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery Armstrong.
Coffey-Murray Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.