Mel B. Garner, age 90, of Arkadelphia, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 after a brief illness in Little Rock. She was born July 25, 1925 to the late Jesse and Lula Reviere Bell.
Mel was very active with the Lighthouse Ministries at Red River Baptist Association, where she served as a volunteer for many years. She was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church, serving as the church organist and as a choir member. For many years, she was involved with church nursery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Garner; a daughter, Betty Reding; a great-grandchild, Billy Glenn Cook; two sisters, Margaret Pittman and Polly Taylor; and one brother, Jesse Bell Jr.
Survivors are a daughter, Melony Webb and husband, Ben of Tucson, Arizona; one sister, Edna Loflin of Gulfport, Mississippi; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. Wednesday until service time at Park Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 18th at Park Hill Baptist Church with Erby Burgess officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Ministries at Red River Baptist Association, P.O. Box 396, Arkadelphia, AR. 71923.