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Mr. Melvin Gibbons
Born: 04/13/1921
Died: 06/27/2004
Visitation: 6 PM Tuesday, June 29 at Red Hill Union Baptist Church 
Funeral Service: 2 PM Wednesday, June 30 at Red Hill Union Baptist Church
Interment: Wynn Cemetery

Mr. Melvin Gibbons, age 83 of Rt. 2 Livingston, died Sunday, June 27 at the Rockcastle Hospital. He was born in Harlan County on Apr. 13, 1921 the son of Bill and Elizabeth Hensley Gibbons. He was a retired constuction worker and farmer, was a member of the Pine Hill Holiness Church, and was an Army veteran of World War II.


He is survived by his wife, Mossie Wynn Gibbons; two sons, Oscar Gibbons (Loretta) and Clyde Gibbons (Peggy), both of Livingston; five daughters, Christine Carroll and Phyllis Jean Hensley (Claude), both of Red Hill, Shirley Gibbons of Livingston, Dorothy Scott (Mark) of Indianapolis, IN, and Brenda Thomas (Dennis) of Brodhead; two brothers, Campbell Gibbons of Dayton, OH and Cecil Gibbons of Crab Orchard; three sisters, Vina Morgan and Verna Sandlin, both of Dayton, OH and Marie Callahan of Livingston; and one half-sister, Isabelle Todd of Crab Orchard. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.