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Melba Ruth Grider Otwell, age 80 of New Boston, TX passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 at her residence. Ms. Otwell was born August 28, 1938 in New Boston, Texas. She was a retired bookkeeper for Joe Dike, CPA and a member of Oak Terrace Mission in New Boston where she served as a Sunday School teacher. Survivors include: two daughters, Debra McBrayer of Hope, AR and Lynne Hankins of Magnet Cove, AR; three sons, Mike Otwell and Steve Otwell of Emmett, AR and Greg Otwell of Little Rock, AR; three sisters, Juanita Shelton, Elna Grider and Clara Smith of New Boston, TX; three brothers, Don Grider and Boyce Grider of New Boston, TX and Doyle Grider of DeKalb, TX; eleven grandchildren, eleven greatgrandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Irene Grider of New Boston, TX, one brother Hiram Grider Jr of New Boston, TX and one sister Frances Perry of Coos Bay, OR. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Oak Terrace Mission, 400 E North St Apt 74, New Boston, TX 75570.

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