Melba June Towery Tipton passed away May 21, 2017

Melba June Towery Tipton, 89, born in Eglantine, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2017, at the Indian Rock nursing home in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas.

Melba was born to George and Margaret (Caldwell) Towery, the tenth of 11 children. Siblings Opal Ham, Talmadge, Glen, Novel (infant), Leon smith, Georgia Hall, Celeste Smith, Ruth Ward, and Joyce Bradford; son Randy George, grandson Brandon George, and husband Emmett Tipton have all preceded her in death. Her brother, Jack Towery and sister-in-law Doreen, of Shirley, survive her. She is also survived by son Tony George (Florine Nath) of Denver, Colorado; daughter-in-law Cindy George of O’Fallon, Illinois; three grandchildren, Meghan Feole (Johnny), Trina George (Matthew Stanley), Travis George, and four great-grandchildren.

Melba was a member of Maranatha Assembly of God in Shirley, and enjoyed home decorating, gardening, and canning fruits and vegetables.

Visitation will be held at the Shirley Church of Christ on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. with funeral services beginning at 10:30am with Rev. Alicia Holt officiating. Interment will follow in Eglantine Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc