1929 Melba 2011

Melba Sells

December 6, 1929 — May 29, 2011

Funeral services for Melba Sells, age 81, have been set for Friday, June 3, 2011 at 2:00PM at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Julie Tapley officiating. Interment will follow in Seymore Cemetery with Billy Joe Jenkins, Larry Jenkins, Brandon Sells, Brian Sherrin, Randy Sherrin, and Jimmy Lynn Jenkins serving as pallbearers. A visitation will be held Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Tapp Funeral Home.


Melba Ruth Tonubbee was born on December 6, 1929, in Soper, Oklahoma the daughter of Lewis Tonubbee and Bettie Mae Riddle. She married James Troy Sells on July 22, 1961 in Durant, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 2003. Mrs. Sells was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Choctaw Indian Tribe of Oklahoma. Mrs. Sells passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011 at her residence in Dallas.


Survivors include: Sons, Danny Palmer, and wife, Beverly, of Apache, OK, James Don Sells, and wife, Melissa, of Mesquite; daughter, Linda Stovall, and husband, Johnny, of Bagwell; sister, Marie Kidd of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Danny Wayne Palmer, Jenifer Lynn Curry, and husband Jaron, Michael Lee Jenkins, and wife, Tiffany, Ryan Allen Palmer; seven great grandchildren, Hunter and Lauren Jenkins, Austin and Trenton Palmer, Kaylee and Baylee Palmer, Lyla Stovall; six step grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by grandson, Kristopher Lynn Jenkins; five brothers, Oscar, Bob, Empson, Jim, Dan, and Don; five sisters, Annie Stoliby, Rosie Shelton, Josie Messick, Mattie Ellis, and Mary Simmons.


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