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Melvin E. Rigsby
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Obituary for Melvin E. Rigsby

Melvin E. Rigsby, 73, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on January 25, 2017. He was born November 20, 1943 in Lonsdale to William and Annie Jewel Rigsby. Melvin was a devoted family man and wonderful provider for his family. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his parents; loving wife of 44 years, Carolyn Rigsby; sisters, Mary Olson, Thelma Canton, Mary Lou Garner, Lucille Abbott, Lois Eudy and Faye Coleman; brothers, Herbert, Carl, R.A., Harold, Donnie, Eldon and Jerry Wayne Rigsby.

Survivors include his daughter, Meshelia (Jeremy) McCormick; son, Chris Rigsby; grandchildren; Caden and Casen McCormick, Trent Hughes, Chase and Lukas Rigsby; and sister-in-law, Marcie Rigsby.

Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the funeral home with Pastor Charles Shepard officiating.

Pallbearers are Mike Rigsby, Tommy Rigsby, Darrell Rigsby, Johnny Holder, Paul East and Kenneth Burnett.

Honorary pallbearers are Holmes Goslee, Holmes Goslee, Jr., Buddy Childers, Alvin Miller, Arkansas Hospice and the staff of St. Vincent’s ICU.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Cemetery Details


Smith Creek Cemetery

Hwy 128
Lonsdale, AR


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