Melba Juanita Broadway

Monday, October 8, 2018
Melba Broadway

Melba Juanita Broadway, 85, of Piggott, Ark., passed away October 2, 2018, at Rector Nursing and Rehab in Rector, Ark.

She was born on March 10, 1933, in Clay County, Ark., and was the daughter of Luther and Ruby (Houston) Clayton.

Melba worked for Brown Shoe Company for many years. She loved flowers and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Broadway; mother, Ruby Beatrice Clayton; father, Luther Clayton; son, William Eugene Broadway; sister, Naomi R. Brannon; brothers, Donald Gene Clayton and, Harold Clayton.

Survivors include her daughters, Marsha (Rick) George of Piggott, Ark., and Carrie (David) Bott of Suffok, Va.; sons, Luther Broadway of Nimmons, Ark. and Michael (Jacqueline) Broadway of Nimmons, Ark.; grandchildren, April (Dennis) Flowers, Jodie Thompson, William Bott, Jessica (Gary) Starnes, David Allen (Samantha) Bott, Katherine Broadway and Amber Broadway; great-grandchildren, Micah, Jadyn, Cody, Christian, Payton, Eliana, Madelynn, Lillith, and Saylor; sister, Shirley Perry of Piggott, Ark.; brother, Mickey Luther Clayton of Paragould, Ark.; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, in Piggott, with Marston Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Nimmons Cemetery in Nimmons, Ark. Pallbearers were Larry Brannan, Tim Brannan, Andy Brannan, Nicholas Brannan, Dennis Flowers and David Bott. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, was in charge of the arrangements. Visitation was held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, prior to services, at Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home in Piggott.