Melba Ruth Sills, age 86, of Quitman, passed away Friday afternoon, December 15, 2017 in North Richland Hills.
Melba was born August 2, 1931 in Wills Point. She was one of seven children born to Fermon and Mary Barber. On September 7, 1953 she married her sweetheart, Robert Edward Sills. She and Robert lived in Quitman 37 years and attended First Baptist Church. Melba was a hostess and enjoyed cooking and catering for churches. She showed her love with food and loved to quilt in her spare time. She was also a member of many clubs in Wood County. Melba had an engineerâs mind, drill sergeantâs attitude, and a nurseâs kindness.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Fermon Monroe Barber and Mary (Parker) Barber, and siblings, Gladys Wheeler, Clovis Marshall, Coy Barber, Doug Barber, and Frank Barber.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 64 years, Robert Sills of Quitman; two daughters, Amy Hunter and husband John of Haltom City, and Beth Doty of North Richland Hills; brother, Marlon Barber of Tyler; three grandchildren, James Berry, Katie Martin, and Trey Doty; eight great grandchildren, Tabitha, Hope, Madison, Colton, Trenton, Ben, Matthew, and Lucas Maxwell; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 PM Monday, December, 18, 2017 at Lowe Funeral Home with Milton and Rosemary Hamilton officiating. Committal will follow at Concord Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 â 8:00 PM Sunday evening, December 17, 2017 at Lowe Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers is Trey Doty, James Berry, Rick Wansley, and John Hunter.
Honorary pallbearers are Randy Clark and James Paul Wheeler.