Alton Lawrence Melear age 53 of Hoschton, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Lawson Funeral Home. The Rev. Gower Parker and Rev. Ken Kelly will be officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Melear Family Memorial Fund, 36 McEver Lane, Hoschton, GA 30548. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966.