Melba June Ray

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Melba June Ray, 84, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center. She was born in Dell to Clarence Allen and Minnie Lee Nolan DuVall on June 22, 1936. She had lived in Jonesboro since 2005, moving there from Blytheville. She was of the Pentecostal belief. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. She loved spending time with her family and was a great cook. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include sons, Roger L. Ray (Dianna), Don Ray (Jennifer); daughter, Kaye Ray, all of Jonesboro, Rhonda Jordan (Walter) of Blytheville; brother, Donald DuVall of Ohio; sister, Martha Holland of Texas; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

All services will be private under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro. To sign an online guestbook, go to