Melba Leona McDowell

May 18, 1942 - August 9, 2014

05/18/1942 - 08/09/2014

Hendersonville, NC

Melba McDowell, 72 of Hendersonville, died Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Mission Hospital following a lengthy illness.

A native of Liberty, SC, she was the daughter of the late Folger McJunkin. She is also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Justus.

Melba lived most of her life in Henderson County, and retired from DuPont after 22 years of service. She was of the Baptist Faith. Melba enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, and spending time with her great-grandson, Jeffery.

She is survived by her mother, Flora E. McJunkin; a daughter, Tammy Morton; two grandchildren, Brandon Calloway and Erika Morton; a great grandson, Jeffery Calloway; a sister, Judy Townsend; and close family friend James Jones all of Hendersonville.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Linda Owenby
8 years ago

So sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmother. I worked with Melba at Dupont. She was a very sweet lady.

May God bless you during this sorrowful time.

Mary Lunsford
8 years ago

I will miss talking to Melba. She was a good friend and enjoyed working with her at SAM’s club. May GOD be with you all at this time. Love, Mary Lunsford

Margaret Reynolds
8 years ago

I’m sad beyond words about Melba’s death. Thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. but especially Aunt Flora – she is so dear to me. My sympathies are also extended to James – he has been a wonderful friend/caretaker to both Melba and Aunt Flora. Peace be with you.

Roland & Lois Hoots
8 years ago

The Family is in our thoughts And prayers in the loss of your loved one. I knew Melba at DuPont. She was always friendly and courteous to everyone.

Joyce Harris
8 years ago

James–Our thoughts and prayers are with you..

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