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Melba Caple Beaty, age 89, of Benton passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.
She was born Aug. 29, 1923, in Sardis.
Melba was a housewife and a member of Mt. View Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elliott and Martha Jean Caple; her husband, Bennie Beaty; her sisters, Frances McDorman and Jean Baxley; and a grandson, Matthew Beaty.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Donald (Rhonda) Beaty, Benton; David Beaty, Sardis; Felton Beaty, Benton; Kenneth Beaty, Irvine, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Wanda (Wayne) Fowler, Benton; brothers, Joel Caple, and Everett Caple, both of Sardis; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Ashby Funeral Home.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Moore Cemetery.
Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.
Members of the Senior Adult Center will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Online guest book: ww.ashbyfuneralhome.com.