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Services for Ellie Tinsley Melton, Thomasville, are at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2017, at Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home chapel, with her son, the Rev. Michael Bass, and the Rev. James Sellers officiating. Interment is at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Ms. Melton died Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Born May 18, 1950, in Barwick, she was a daughter of the late James Tinsley and Hettie Plymel Tinsley. Of the Free Will Baptist faith, she was an insurance clerk and had worked at Archbold Memorial Hospital and most recently at Thomasville Eye Center for more than 20 years. She is survived by sons, Michael Bass (Nancy), Valdosta, Carlos Bass, (Meshele), Thomasville, Kyle Bass (Heather), Thomasville; grandchildren, Austin Bass, Haleigh Bass, Payton Bass, Lauren Bass, Morgan Bass, Kalista Bass, Rylie Bass, Willow Bass; brothers, Russell Tinsley (Ruby), Vernon Tinsley (Carol), both of Thomasville; sisters, Gaynell Pervis, Monticello, Florida, Emma Lou Stokes (Wayne), Thomasville; brother, Larry Tinsley, Thomasville; and sister, Janie Long, Thomasville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Tucker, and a brother, Elwood Tinsley. The family will receive friends from from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Sign the on-line guest register at www.whiddonshiverfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 26, 2017
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