Melba Lou Grayson, 86, of Star City, passed away on June 10, 2014, at Lincoln Heights Healthcare in Star City.
Mrs. Grayson was a retired Star City school teacher and a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She graduated from University of Arkansas at Monticello with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned a Special Education certification from University of Central Arkansas. She worked for C&L Electric from 1955 to 1957 and was employed by Byrd Mfg. from 1961 to 1968 as payroll clerk before she began started teaching school. She taught school at Star City from 1968 until her retirement in 1986.
Mrs. Grayson was born at Felsenthal, Ark. on October 1, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Miron Job and Mary E. Ballard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jack Taylor Grayson, Sr.; three sons, Richard Darien Grayson, Jack Taylor Grayson, Jr. and Remmel Miron Grayson; one brother, Ralph Ballard and one great grandson, Saylor Weast.
She is survived by a son, Larry Joe Grayson of Star City and a daughter, Tamie (Raymond) Moore of Prescott; 11 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held June 12 at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home in Star City with Bro. Eugene Miller and Bro. John Marlar officiating. Burial will be at Best Cemetery.
Pallbearers are James West, Ray Wynn, Lance Gasaway, Russell Altom, Johnny McGraw, Jackie Ronald Harvey, Elbert Owen and John Howell. Honorary pallbearer is Keith Griffin.