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Ethel Jane Melvin

October 13, 1936 — March 5, 2015

Ethel Jane Melvin, 78, of Paris, passed from this life, quietly in her sleep on Thursday March 5, 2015.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Starrett Funeral Home.

She was born October 14, 1936 to Lloyd and Marion Moniz Lanksbury in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ethel was a long time resident of Paris and worked as a waitress at several different restaurants. She married Lloyd Glenn Melvin August 8, 1954.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Butch and Harold Lanksbury.

Survivors include six children, Larry Bruce Melvin, of Denton; Edward Clayton Melvin and wife Anna, of Haven, Kansas; Harry Eugene Melvin, of Paris; Darell Glen Melvin and wife Deborah, of Paris; Ronnie Melvin, of Hopewell; Dirk Wayne Melvin and wife Kristi, of Forney; twenty grandchildren, as well as numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; a sister, Sandee Lanksbury Lawton, of San Clemente, California; and one dear sweet family friend Ruth Morris, of Paris.

She was a fun loving, kind hearted caring person. She loved to make jokes, laugh and be happy.

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