The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

November 3, 2012

Melba Compton


Herald-Banner Staff

— Funeral services for Melba Bernice Alexander Compton, 84, of Celeste, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Celeste.  Bro. Jim Sherwin and Bro. James Ralson will officiate.  Burial will be in the Celeste/Hogeye Cemetery at Celeste. 

Family visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home chapel at Leonard.

Mrs. Compton was born April 5, 1928, at Bailey, Texas. Her parents were Erman Lee and Eulah Mae Duncan Alexander. She was a high school graduate and a member of the First Baptist Church of Celeste, as well as the WMU (Women’s Missionary Union) and the Celeste Coffee Club. 

She married Bobby Joe Compton on March 16, 1945. She worked for many years as a homemaker and caregiver. 

She passed away Thursday Nov. 1, 2012, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Duane and Sue Compton and Davis Russell and Debbie Compton, all of Celeste; her daughter and son-in-law, Leah and David Macaluso of Bayou Vista, Texas; her sister, Sybil Alexander Hutchinson of Lubbock; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by eight siblings; one grandson, David Cotten; and one great-grandson, Brian Austin Stringer.

Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home of Leonard is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.tjmfuneral.com


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