Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013 12:00 am
Melvin E. Kivett, 60, of Friendsville, was surrounded by his loving family as he left to meet his Heavenly Father on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Louise Bailey Kivett. He is survived by his wife, Mary Hurst Kivett; brother, Leon and Susie Kivett; sisters, Linda and Richard Nichols, Wanda and Chuck Jedlicka; stepson, Chuck and April Hurst; stepgrandchildren, Zeke and Faith Rogers; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and church family. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Friendsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Skip White officiating. Burial will follow at Ballard’s Chapel Cemetery on Old Topside Road in Louisville. Friends may call at their convenience from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home in Maryville. The family will receive friends 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.memorialfuneralhomemaryville.com
Friday, August 2, 2013 12:00 am.