Melvin Gipson, 65, of Pocahontas, formerly of Poughkeepsie, died April 12, 2004, at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Sept. 25, 1938, in Sharp County, he was the son of Frank and Lillie Morgan Gipson. He worked in construction as a drywall installer and was a member of Pleasant Ridge Community Church in Sitka.
Survivors include a sister, Opal Henderson of Oak Grove, Mo.; and a brother, Otis Gipson of Mission, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, James Gipson.
The funeral was April 14 at Pleasant Ridge Community Church with Jimmy Pagan officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc. of Hardy.