Obituary: Melba Ruth Calvert


Graveside services for Melba Ruth Calvert of Bremen will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Ryan’s Creek Cemetery in Brushy Pond. Reverend Shine Hopkins will be officiating. A private family viewing will be held at Hanceville Funeral Home.

Melba was born in Cullman County to Charlie Roman and Jessie (Kilgore) Creel Sept. 6, 1942. She died at the age of 78 at Cullman Regional Medical Center Jan. 23, 2021.

Mrs. Calvert is survived by her husband Reverend Dillon Calvert; children Brian (Bridgett) Calvert and Sally Barkley; grandchildren Hanna (Patrick) Lovett, Brooke (Cody) Ray, Brittney Calvert, Morgan Barkley, Brett Henderson, Zach Barkley, Jessie Nola Henderson, and Courtney Barkley; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Melba was preceded in death by her son Barry Alan Calvert, two brothers, and one sister.