of Batesville, AR
May 16, 1938 - November 19, 2020
Shelba Jean (Barnes) Melton, 82, of Batesville died November 19, 2020.She was born May 16, 1938 in Jamestown, Arkansas to Brooks and Opal (Greenfield) Barnes.Shelba was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville and retired from the International Shoe Factory. She enjoyed watching her husband umpire ball games and cross-stitching. Survivors include two sons, Marty Melton (Lisa) of Newark and Nickey Melton (Karen) of Batesville; one daughter, Tammy Hunzeker (Rusty) of Cave City; five grandchildren, Nicole Bledsoe (Kevin), Timothy Rainey (Melissa), Ashley Melton, Whitney Melton (Justin), and Corey Melton; nine great-grandchildren, Baylea, Jerrit, Scout, Asher, Emery, Beau, Lexi, Madeline, and Mackenzie, and one great-great-grandchild, Tessa.She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Tommy Charles Melton; one sister, June Lusk, and a brother, Vaughn Dean Barnes.Pallbearers are Corey Melton, Justin Melton, Kevin Bledsoe, Beau Bledsoe, Tim Rainey, and Ronnie Ruminer.Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 2:00pm at Calvary Baptist Church with Randy Scott officiating. Burial will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church 1775 Lyon Street, Batesville, AR 72501 or Locust Grove Cemetery, P.O. Box 72, Locust Grove, AR 72550.We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funeral attendance, limitations will be posted at the church. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering and social distancing will be observed.
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So sorry for your loss. Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I remember her and her sister and her parents from Jamestown. If there is anything we can do just let us know.
We lost the last msg dearest sweet sister in law I.loved you from the very start when you came into our family. You were the best to my brother Tommy now you are both in Heaven together with our Lord what a happy time to be there with no more pain.I will pray for your three you left here.I love them like my own and will there for them as much as I can.I will miss you so much!I will be there with you some wonderful day.
Tammy, Nick and Marty and families. I am so sorry about your Mom. She was certainly among the best. She always had a smile. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. She loved her family with all her being. She will certainly be missed by all who knew her. Please know you will all be in our thoughts and prayers.Love you all,Joanie and Bob Younger
We’re so sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained another angel. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort.Paul and Sharon Strecker
Marty, Our prayers are with you and the Family.
Dear Family Members,I am saddened to learn of the recent passing of Shelba. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss and grief. Ellen and I shared many wonderful memories with the Barnes Family when we lived on our farm at Jamestown and then our time together in worship and service at Calvary Baptist Church. with Shelba and Tommy for many years. Sincerely,Robert Ford, Jr.
My heart is heavy in learning of the passing of your precious Mother. She was such a sweet, kind, hard working & loving lady. I will always remember her sweet smile. I have many wonderful memories of our time at Calvary with all of your family. I pray for comfort, strength & peace for each of you during this sad time but rejoice knowing you will see her again some day. In His Love,Marilyn
Nickey, Marty, and Tammy, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this tough time. All of you have been through a lot this year. Know that you all are so loved by so many.
Marty, Nicky, Tammy and families, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a special lady that I enjoyed being in church with for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a sweet lady. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.In Christ,Mark & Laura Morris & MarleyHarlon Martin
Nickey so sorry for your loss. Your mothers at rest now . Take comfort in the Lord .Praying for you and your Family.
So sorry for your loss good lady that raised some wonderful kids prayers for yall all
Tammy and Marty...I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. You are both in my prayers. Keep your memories of her close to your heart.
Rest In Peace Aunt Shelba. You will be missed. Prayers and thoughts are with the family. We love you guys!
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Nickey and family so very sorry for your loss we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Know that she is with the Lord and any pain and suffering she had is gone.
We are praying for all the family to have the spiritual strength needed at this time. So sorry for your loss, we know that she is in a better place.God bless all, Charles & Gail
Marty, so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you.
In our thoughts and prayers,Phyllis, Alan, Paige, & Andrew Vickery
So Sorry for your loss . My mother Peggy Stewart an I both worked with your parents at the Shoe factory. They both were good people . In our Prayers.
Marty, Lisa and family. We are sooo sorry to hear of Mrs. Melton's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time and we are always here for you.
We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was in my dad’s class at Desha. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
We are praying for you. We are sorry for your loss.