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Melba J. York
Tahlequah Daily Press
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
July 31, 2012
Submitted by: Sabrina Hitchcock

Services for Melba J. York, 79, of Park Hill, will be Tuesday July 31, at 10 a.m., in the Carter Baptist Church, Park Hill. Officiating will be Rev. Billy Joe Loller. Serving as pall bearers are: Nate Fain, Jason Davis, Levi York, Andrew Roark, Kyle Briggs and Neal Briggs, with James York and Jeremy York as honorary pall bearers. Interment will follow in the Park Hill Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at tahlequahfuneral.com.

Melba York was born the daughter of Clyde and Dovie Lucille (Layson) York on July 5, 1933, in Guthrie. She died at her residence on July 27, 2012, in Park Hill.

Melba married John York on Dec. 18, 1950. Giving unconditionally, she touched many lives. She was a good mother and will be missed by all who knew her.

Preceding her in death are her husband John; sons, Richard and Dale York; an infant daughter, and two brothers.

She is survived by her children, James York and wife Delores of Kingsport, Tenn., Dianna Sewell and husband Jerry of Tulsa, and Kathleen Fain of Park Hill; grandchildren, Jeremy York, Elaine Becker, Levi York, Kyle Briggs, Jaime Murphy, Neal Briggs, Alisha Mitchell Jason Davis, Jessica Fain, Nate Fain, Cara Thompson, Jeannie Bullock, Erin York-Santos, Kareen York and Stephen York; two sisters, five brothers, and a host of other relatives, friends, and loved ones.

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