Melinda Renee Stevens, 27, of Blytheville died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at her residence. Born in Bossier City, La., she was a longtime resident of Blytheville and attended First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Sandra and Daniel Hamm of Blytheville; her father, James Stevens, of Benton, La.; a brother Jonathon Stevens of Blytheville and a sister, Michelle Kettler of Lake City.
A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sandy Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Tippett officiating. Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville was in charge of arrangements.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.