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Verna Ruth Melvin Mrs. Verna Ruth Melvin, 70, of Altha, FL, passed away Monday, December 5, 2011, at her home. Ruth was born on February 6, 1941, in Altha and had lived in Calhoun County all of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church in Altha. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, John Tinsley and Edna Bauldree Bailey, brother, Michael Bailey. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Preston Autry Melvin. of Altha; four sons, Terry Dennis Baggett and his wife, Sharon, of Altha, James Edgar Baggett and his wife, Debra, of Altha, Preston Melvin, Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Ponce De Leon, FL, and William Tinsley Melvin of Altha; one brother, John C. Bailey, and his wife, Jean, of Altha; two sisters, Betty Bailey and Barbara Clemons, both of Altha; five grandchildren, James Michael Baggett, Angelia Verna Baggett, Matthew Edgar Baggett, Kayla Renee Baggett and Jeremy Edgar Baggett; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 10, at 11:00 am (CST) at Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church in Altha. Interment will follow in the Edenfield Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends Friday, December 9, from 6:00 pm (CST) until 8:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).

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