Melanie Warwick Classens

September 1, 1931July 24, 2014
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Melanie Warwick Classens, 82, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro, SC. Mrs. Classens was born in French Camp, CA and lived in Statesboro from 1961 to 2007, at which time she moved to Hilton Head Island, SC and then to Walterboro, SC. While in Statesboro, she worked as a telephone operator with the Statesboro Telephone Company, retiring after 28 years of service and was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church. She served in the U. S. Navy in the WAVES Division during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 90. Melanie was preceded in death by her parents, John R. and Anne Miller Warwick and her brother, Robert Warwick. Melanie is survived by her brother, John E. Warwick and his wife Mimi of Bartlett, IL; sister, Betty Rees of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; 3 sons, Michael Classens of Statesboro; Frank Classens and his wife, Tammy of Columbia, MO and John Classens and his wife, Belinda of Statesboro, 3 daughters, Anne Horn of Bloomingdale; Ellen C. Jones and her husband James H. of Hilton Head Island, SC and Tara M. Harrod of Nevils, 15 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 PM Monday, July 28 in Hodges-Moore Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 29 in St. Matthew’s Catholic Church with the Reverend Douglas K. Clark officiating. Burial will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Please visit our online memorial at to sign our online guestbook and share fond memories with the Classens family. Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.



  • Visitation Monday, July 28, 2014


  • Funeral Mass, Interment

Melanie Warwick Classens

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August 5, 2014

may the LORD KEEP HIS eyes cast upon you,bless YOU.EVON WILKERSON,

Annette Mikell Wilson

August 3, 2014

To The Classens' and Warwick family,
Right now my heart is breaking. I love Mel so much. I met Mel in 1982 right out of high school. (I graduated with Tara.) Mel was with me when I had my 2 daughters. My oldest is her god daughter. Heaven has open it's door to another Angel. Please except my condolences. Love always

August 1, 2014

Condolences, The Cecil Strickland Family

July 31, 2014

Condolences to Mrs. Classens' family.
Karl Peace

Terry Sapp

July 30, 2014

Sorry for your family and community loss. The 287 pictures show the character of a very special, loving, and caring woman. Keep the memories close to the heart.

Deborah Kile

July 30, 2014

Sorry for your loss. I knew Melanie thought Ms. Rita and spent many days with both of them. She was a great person and will be miss.

Joey Nesmith

July 29, 2014

Thinking of you an your family.God Bless!!!

Marlene Ball

July 28, 2014

Dear Anne, I didn't know your mom, but I share your grief.. I lost my mom 3 years ago and it still hurts. Losing that someone who has ALWAYS been there, nurtured, scolded, taught and loved you unconditionally is very hard. The feeling of loss can be indescribable at times. I pray for your peace, and acceptance. The only words of comfort I can offer is that time does help. I've finally stopped reaching for the phone to call my mom every time something exciting or wonderful happens. Now I speak to her thru prayer. May Gog bless you.

Faye Blackburn

July 28, 2014

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Melanie was one of a kind. Will keep your family in my prayers.


Made & Mike Mikolaitis

July 28, 2014

We share your grief as a family for the loss of Melanie. But we celebrate with joy the pleasure we felt the many years we knew her. She is gone, God bless her, but she will always be in our minds.