Opal Boutwell Melvin – Obituary

By  | February 8, 2019 | Filed under: Deaton Funeral Home, Obituaries

Opal Boutwell Melvin, 78, passed away February 7, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center.  She was born on February 20, 1940 to Bruce and Anna Boutwell of Crystal Springs, MS.

She was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ in Dennis, MS. She was a retired educator and taught for 28 years, most recently at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

She enjoyed shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.  She was very active in her church and a past President of Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi.

A celebration of life service will be Saturday, February 9, 11 a.m. at Liberty Church of Christ in Dennis, MS. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery, Booneville, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Hinkle, one sister, Peggy Trull; her children, Penny Melvin Bullard, Christi Melvin Swinford (Michael), James Patrick Melvin, Shelley Fister (Bill), Stephanie Hinkle; eleven grandchildren including Channing Green, Lakyn and Riley Embrey, Amberly Bullard, and Bailey and Marissa Melvin; and three great grandchildren, Payten, CarterLynn, and Myron Green.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Melvin in 2004, her parents and a sister, Nannie Lee Duncan.

Visitation will be Friday, February 8, 5-8 p.m. at Liberty Church of Christ in Dennis, MS.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to the Charles E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship fund, https://repm.us/index.php/foundation-scholarship.

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