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Melissa A. Purtell Pickens
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1867
Nevada County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1959
Sevier County
Arkansas, USA

Mrs. Melissa Ann Pickens, 92, widow of W.H. Pickens, resident of Melrose, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hutson Wardlaw, at 2 p.m. Thursday. Funeral
services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bellville church with Rev. Omer Daniels and Rev. Fred Arnold officiating. Burial was in Bellville cemetery. Born Feb. 10, 1867 in Nevada county, she had been a resident of Sevier county for 80 years, and was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors include two sons, Jess Pickens, De Queen, and Billy Pickens, Memphis, Tenn.; six daughters, Mrs.
Betty Latimer, De Queen, Mrs. E.E. Harrison and Mrs. Wardlaw, Lockesburg, Mrs. W. E. Middleton, Mena, Mrs. W.L. Council, Kerrville, Tex., and Mrs. Jimmy Walters, Oklahoma City; three sisters, Mrs. Ava Rayburn, Lockesburg, Mrs. Alba Ritter, Camden, and Mrs. Viola Penny, Dallas, Tex.; 29 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Pallbearers were grandsons,
Greer Bell, Aubrey Graves, Curtis Carver, Ronnie Pickens, Robert Pickens and Leo Hogue.

Provided by Deborah Ayers
Family links: 
  Andrew J. Purtell (1839 - 1923)
  Mary C Sutton Purtell (1848 - 1936)
  William Harvey Pickens (1858 - 1933)
  Hugh Thomas Pickens (1886 - 1916)*
  Robert Lawrence Pickens (1888 - 1933)*
  Grace Pickens Harrison (1894 - 1996)*
  Hattie Marie Pickens Council (1897 - 1986)*
  Allie A. Pickens Walters (1901 - 1992)*
  Willie Adron Pickens (1903 - 1989)*
  Hazel Effie Pickens Wardlaw (1905 - 1973)*
  Melissa A. Purtell Pickens (1867 - 1959)
  Alex M Purtell (1872 - 1959)*
  Alba Pearl Purtell Ritter (1876 - 1969)*
  S. Viola Purtell Penney (1878 - 1973)*
  Rufus Judson Purtell (1880 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Belleville Cemetery
Sevier County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: T. Morgan
Record added: Jul 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54744695
Melissa A. <i>Purtell</i> Pickens
Added by: Deborah Ayers
Melissa A. <i>Purtell</i> Pickens
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