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Melba Rutledge Luna

July 16, 1942 ~ December 3, 2017 (age 75)

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SERVICES

Visitation
Tuesday
December 5, 2017

7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Ripley Funeral Home
1011 City Ave. North
Ripley, MS 38663

Funeral Service
Tuesday
December 5, 2017

2:00 PM
The Ripley Funeral Home
1011 City Ave. North
Ripley, MS 38663

Interment
Tuesday
December 5, 2017

3:00 PM
Tippah Memorial Gardens
Hwy 370
Ripley, MS 38663


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Melba Rutledge Luna, resident of the Ripley Community and retired Beautician, passed away peacefully Sunday December 3, 2017 at the Tippah County Hospital in the comforting presence of her daughter. She was 75 years old and died following an illness of several months.
  Funeral Services honoring the life of Mrs. Luna will be at 2 PM Tuesday December 5 in The Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home with Bro. Doc Shelton of Ripley officiating. Burial will follow in Tippah Memorial Gardens at Ripley.
  Born in Benton County on July 16, 1942, she was the daughter of the late George Lester and Nora Wilbanks Rutledge. Mrs. Luna was a graduate of Walnut High School and married James Allen Luna, retired employee of Tippah County Hospital, who preceded her in death on September 7, 2010.
  A Christian and Beautician in Tippah County for over 34 years, Mrs. Luna was a resident of the Three Forks Community before moving to Ripley a number of years ago. A loving mother and a devoted wife, she enjoyed music and playing the piano.
  Mrs. Luna will be remembered for her love of crafts and flowers that included roses and hydrangeas. She received much pleasure in her rescue pet canine, Buddy. Her concern for others was demonstrated by her acts of kindness by helping those less fortunate.
  Visitation for Mrs. Luna will be from 7 AM until service time Tuesday at The Ripley Funeral Home,
  Her daughter, Tracey Luna of Ripley is left to cherish her memory. Mrs. Luna was also preceded in death by her brother and sister in law, Joe Wayne and Lynn Rutledge.
  The family request that memorials be directed to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 ST. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn 38105-9959.

The Ripley Funeral Home is honored to serve the Luna family and invites you to sign the guestbook and share wonderful memories.