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Doris Jo Melton was born August 30, 1932 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, the daughter of Ridge and Ada (Milton) Benge. She was married to Lloyd Leon Melton on May 12, 1969 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on May 19, 2001. Mrs. Melton passed this life on August 13, 2017 in Barling, Arkansas at the age of 84.

She leaves to mourn her passing:

1 daughter: Janet Rowland and husband, Chuck of Sallisaw, OK

3 grandchildren: Kari Bales of Springdale, AR, Kelly Rowland of North Dakota and Robyn Barker of Muldrow, OK

7 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren

she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; her parents, Ridge and Ada (Milton) Benge; 4 sisters, Lorene Brewer, Geraldine Price, Melba Hindman, and Jane Price; 2 brothers, Obie Benge and Bill Benge; and 1 grandson, Jason Rowland

Graveside service is Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 1 pm at Akins Cemetery under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw. 

Viewing is Tuesday from noon - 8 pm and Wednesday from 10 am - 8 pm at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.  The family will greet Wednesday from 5 - 7 pm at the funeral home.

Active Pallbearers are Gregg Price, Phillip Price, Kevin Benge, Wesley Johnson, Caleb Smith, Cade Coughran,
and Joseph Barker

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