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Melba Lewis Head

Melba Lewis Head, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas, passed from this life to her heavenly home on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena, Arkansas. She was born on January 30, 1942, to Bill and Lura Carter Lewis in Opal, Arkansas.

Melba was a member of the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school to children for many years. She was an elementary school teacher for 39 years. Melba taught in Garland, Bryan, and Sabine Texas and moved to Mena, Arkansas, in 1979 where she taught 5th graders for 30 years. Melba graduated from Oden High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree from North Texas State University and her Master’s Degree from East Texas University. Melba did graduate studies at Henderson State and received an Administrative Degree. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma and loved many years of teaching children. She was an auxiliary member in the gift department at Mena Regional Health System for many years. Melba was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

Melba is preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Delbert Lewis, Harold Lewis, Don Lewis, Doyal Lewis and Billy D. Lewis.

Melba is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joe Head of Mena, Arkansas; her son, Johnny Head of Dallas, Texas; her daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Chad Humphrey of Bedford, Texas; her four adored grandsons, Dallas Head and Brandon Head of Phoenix, Arizona, Carter Humphrey and Chase Humphrey of Bedford, Texas; one sister, Etha Driggers of Pearcy, Arkansas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Glenda Lewis of Prescott, Arkansas, and Anthony and Jeannie Lewis of Mena, Arkansas; sisters-in-law, Doris Lewis of Oden, Arkansas, and Charlene Lewis of Carlisle, Arkansas; her first cousin who was like a brother, Truman and Janet Lewis of Oden, Arkansas; many nieces and nephews; her church family and a host of other relatives and friends.  

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. at the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church with Brother Justin Leonard, Brother Rusty Lewis and Brother Andy Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in the Board Camp Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 21, 2022, from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Russell Myers, Doug Powell, Eddie Kennedy, Jamie Reeves, Dewayne Lewis, Seth Driggers and Britt Driggers.

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