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Graveside Service

Buena Vista Cemetery
Wednesday June 1st, 2022

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Melba Gloss Aughtman

Mrs. Melba Gloss Aughtman, 86, of Seale, AL, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus.  A graveside funeral will be held at 12:00PM on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Buena Vista Cemetery with Rev. Harold Grimsley officiating.

Mrs. Aughtman was born March 29, 1936, in Ellaville, GA, to Henry Leo and Florrie Agnes McElhenney Gloss. She was a member of Crawford United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. Mrs. Aughtman enjoyed gardening and working with flowers. She was a seamstress and had been employed at The Game textile mill before her retirement. Mrs. Aughtman loved hummingbirds and collecting roosters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Henry Wells Brooks, Jr. and Eugene Thomas Aughtman, by two sisters, Mary and Henrietta, and by a granddaughter Shelby Brooks Manning.

She is survived by her children, Henry Brooks, III of Hartford, AL, Dr. Roland Brooks (Kimberly) of Dothan, AL, Florrie Beauchamp (Mel) of Montgomery, AL, Joyce Caraway (West) of Crawford, AL; by three sisters, Agnes Hanner of Buena Vista, GA, Barbara Guined of Howard, GA, and Ellen Dickerson of McDonough, GA; seven grandchildren, Mitchell Brooks (Rose), Seth Brooks (Jordan), Heather Waldrep (Thomas), Andrew Brooks (Hillery), Stephanie Beauchamp, Amy Gatlin (Sterling), and Sarah Kate Howard (Robbie); and fourteen great-grandchildren, Addison and Noah Waldrep, Harrison, Camden, Kylie, and Bryn Brooks, Hadley and Warren Brooks, Janie Reeves, Sulli and Smith Brooks, Brooks and Wells Gatlin, and Houston Howard. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Way-Watson Funeral Home, 1052 Dr. Deryl Hart Road, Buena Vista, Georgia has been entrusted with these arrangements.

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Ernest and Evelyn Hart Jun 1 2022 2:58 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Aunt Melba very much. She was a joy to be around and to talk to. She was so talented with the things she loved.....A great lady. We have great memories from our visits with her. We will miss her greatly. Love you all.

Debra and David Sellers. May 30 2022 5:56 PM