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Mel Price

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Funeral services, for Mel Price, 78, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at League Street Church of Christ, with Tommy Panter and Chuck Lawrence officiating. 


Interment will follow at 4 p.m. at Myrtle Springs Cemetery in Cherokee County. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Johnathon Gammill, Clay Hansford, Tibor Siklosi, Clark Ashley, Nick Nichols and Bavard Hill.  

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mel Price died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

He was born in Wichita Falls on Nov. 11, 1933, the son of Melvin Kimbrough Price Sr. and Jessie Faye (Rogers) Price.  

He married Sherrel Burton in Ponta on Aug. 20, 1960. She survives. 

He was co-owner and general manager of KDXE-FM Radio and a college professor. He was also a member of League Street Church of Christ. He served on the Crime Stoppers board, the Food Bank board and was involved with the The American Cancer Society, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and part of a boys’ mentoring program at Sulphur Springs Middle School.  

He served in the United States Army.

Other survivors include four daughters, Sherri Stern and husband, Alan, of Houston, Terry Bly of Plano, Kelly You of Sulphur Springs and Monica Siklosi and husband, Tibor, of Norman, Okla.; grandchildren Johnathon Gammill and Shelby, Katelyn Bly, Clay Hansford, Elise Siklosi and Ethan Siklosi; and great-grandson Jackson Lundell.  

He was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Price; and a sister, Shirley Ashley.  

Memorials may be made to Camp Deer Run, 1227 CR 4590, Winnsboro, Texas  75494 and/or League Street Church of Christ Youth Fund, 1100 South League Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas  75482.

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