Melvin C. Cromwell, 79, of Pioneer, passed away April 5, 2014, at Oneida Nursing & Rehab Center.

Born in Sunbright, March 15, 1935, he was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Sadie Garrett Cromwell; son, Marvin G. Cromwell; brothers: Clarence, Lonnie, Jasper, Marvin L., and Clyde Cromwell; and sister, Cassie Priest.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his children: Nathaniel Walker, Daniel (Lucy) Cromwell, Victoria (Rodrick) Leib, and Vanita (Joe) Phillips; grandchildren: Michael Lloyd, Ricky Leib, Jazamine Leib, Cody Leib, Dylan Cromwell, Jovan Phillips, Brooke Ellison, Jadrian Phillips, Ryder Leib, and Jamason Leib; sister: Macel Chaney of Sunbright; and several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted April 8, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville with Bro. Jeff Chaney officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Sunbright.

Arrangements by Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville.

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