Bachelor of Science in Business, Averett College, 1971. Master of Education in Educational Administration, University Virginia, 1974.
Assistant to dean faculty, Chatham Hall, Chatham, Virginia, 1964-1966; registrar, Chatham Hall, Chatham, Virginia, 1966-1970; assistant to headmaster, Chatham Hall, Chatham, Virginia, 1971-1974; development officer, Chatham Hall, Chatham, Virginia, 1974-1975; coordinator, Pittsylvania County School Board, Chatham, Virginia, 1970-1971; director admissions, Gill-St. Bernard's School, Gladstone, New Jersey, 1977-1978; teacher, Gill-St. Bernard's School, Gladstone, New Jersey, 1978; teacher, Hunterdon County Board Education, Flemington, New Jersey, 1978; coordinator of programs, Institute Algerien du Petrole, Oran, Algeria, 1980-1981; president, Third World Ednl. Cons., Chatham, Virginia, since 1986.
Co-founder, coordinator Great Decisions Discussion Group, Chatham, 1967-1971. Delegate Virginia Democratic Convention, 1970. Vice-chairman Democratic Committee, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1971-1972.
Coordinator Great Books Leader Training, Chatham, 1973-1975. Member Episcopal Church Women, Emmanuel Altar Guild. Delegate Jefferson Meeting on the Constitution, Jefferson Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1984.
Active Friends of the Library., Pittsylvania County, since 1990, board directors, since 1996. Member Philanthropic and Educational Organization Sisterhood, Chatham Book Club, Kappa Alpha Theta.
Married Herman Edgar Melton, February 15, 1944. Children: Herman Edgar Junior, William Franklin, James Van Horn.