Melvin Leroy Erwin, Augusta, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2008.

Memorial service was held this afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Douglass.

He is survived by: wife, Sara; children, Robert Erwin of Augusta, Angela Castella of Eureka, Amy Messer of Augusta, Kelli Erwin of the home; sisters, Shirley Thomas of Douglass, Susan Ballenger of El Dorado, Bonnie Rhodes of Amarillo, Texas, and Darlene Walford of Garnett; nine grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.