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Young’s Funeral Directors

508 Champagnolle, El Dorado, AR

OBITUARY

Melvalene R. Duvall

January 25, 1933November 3, 2019
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Melvalene R. Duvall, 86, of El Dorado, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas surrounded by loved ones until the end. She was born January 25, 1933 to Earl and Sara Ann "Annie" Foust Fulton in El Dorado, AR.

She married Leroy Duvall on February 14, 1983. Melvalene was a member of College Avenue Church of Christ. She retired from High Capacity Plant in 1996 and from Discount Tobacco in 2011.

Melvalene was a connoisseur of well-done steak. She was an avid New Orleans Saints fan and loved to paint and crochet. Melvalene aka Mom, Grandmother, Grandmudder, Mommaw, or CB Handle – “Mother Nature”, considered her family very important and she loved spending time with them.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband; and children, Gwen "GG" Risinger Henry and Max O. "Butch" Risinger, Jr.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Ann Risinger; grandchildren, Jacki Henry Alexander (Doug), Drenda Tregre, Stacey Risinger Finch (Jay), Jana Risinger Jernigan (Lee), Terri Bunch (Aaron), Sheri Mills (Albert), Kim James (Kyle); great grandchildren, Keith, Matt, Dillon, Brooklyn, Brady, Parker, Jordan, Brooke, Meredith, Alex, Tanner, Kaitlyn, Paige, Mattison, Logan, Jordan, Colby, Cassie, Zack; eight great, great grandchildren; and lifelong friend and partner-in-crime, Judy Miller Lerch.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Young's.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 8, at College Avenue Church of Christ with Kent Jobe officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Camp Kurios, 1817 N. College Ave, El Dorado, AR 71730.

An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Doug Alexander
  • Keith Alexander
  • Andrew Odom
  • Jay Finch
  • Lee Jennigan
  • Billy Robertson

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Burial Friday, November 8, 2019

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Donna Dickson

November 9, 2019

I met this fine lady at my job.we worked in the same plant called Hi cap...mfg.
She sold Avon and had many orders from her friends in the plant.
I really liked her she was genuine..she had a sweet deposition and was loved by all.
Rest in peace...
A friend who thought well of you.

Terry & Betty Williams

November 5, 2019

Sorry for your loss our prayers are with you.

Lana Ferguson

November 4, 2019

What can you say about Grandmother . If you knew her you know that she loved her family and she took in a lot of strays. She had so much love to share with people that maybe didn’t have a Grandmother. She always loved us adopted ones the same as her own. That includes telling us the truth as everyone saw it and weren’t brave enough to say it.❤️ She could not tolerate chewing gum in my time with her and I would warn my children of this. She would always be honest with you and didn’t have a problem with it, nor did I. I will miss so much hearing “Lana Lou “ and whatever came next. She was a Grandmother on loan to me and I will forever miss her!💔💔

Kim James

November 4, 2019

Two things—
Beautiful, sassy and all around great grandmother. We will miss you oodles. But I know you are with your children and having the time of your life
And...
I told you to give me your chicken spaghetti recipe a couple months ago.
Love you!!!

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