Melba Maurine (Cavins) Culbreth was born July 11, 1924 to Taylor Henry and Isabelle Harriet Cavins in Orr, Oklahoma. She died at Grace Living Center in Norman, Oklahoma on May 21, 2020 at the age of 95. The youngest of 9 children. She graduated as Valedictorian from Zaneis High School near Wilson Oklahoma in 1943. She married Clyde Culbreth, Jr April 6, 1947 at Wichita Falls, Texas. She worked most of her life and retired from Memorial Hospital in Ardmore, Oklahoma. She was a member at the Central Church of Christ in Ardmore, Oklahoma for about 60 years until she moved to Blanchard, Oklahoma in March of 2011. She then attended Bridge Creek Church of Christ. Following a fall in September 2013 she moved to a nursing facility. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Clydean and Chuck Beard of Blanchard; Grandson and his wife, Brandon and Jenny Beard of Blanchard, OK; Granddaughter and her husband, Shae and Will Mannering of Thomas, OK; Great-Grandchildren: Zachary Beard, Isaac Beard, Jaxen Mannering, Madi Mannering, and Kate Mannering; Great-Great-Grandchildren: Oliver Beard, Kyelynn Beard and Adalynne Berumen. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers and sisters, her husband Clyde Culbreth, Jr, in 2000, and Granddaughter Cortney Beard in 1997.
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A come and go visitation with the family present to greet friends will be held 3-5 PM Monday, May 25, 2020 at Vondel Smith & Son Mortuary at South Lakes, 4000 SW 119th Street OKC, OK 73173.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Ardmore, Oklahoma.