Born 9-25-1938 -- Died 4-12-2004
Melvin Gipson, 65, of Pocahontas, formerly of Poughkeepsie, died April 12, 2004, at a Pocahontas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 25, 1938, in Sharp County, Ark., he was the son of Frank and Lillie Morgan Gipson. He worked in construction, was a dry wall installer and was a member of Pleasant Ridge Community Church in Sitka, Ark.
Survivors are 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 in Sitka with Jimmy Pagan officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were by Higginbotham Funeral Service.
Inc. of Hardy.