Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Melvin Joe Ivins

Born: 9/28/1927

Died: 12/14/2004

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Graveside services were held December 14, 2004, for Melvin Joe Ivins, 77, of Lone Grove, Oklahoma. Mr. Ivins was born September 28, 1927, in Rubottom, Oklahoma.

He was a farmer and served in the U.S. Army in occupied Japan following World War II. He was of the Holiness faith. Mr. Ivins was very proud of his Choctaw heritage. He and his wife, Rita, were active in the local Chickasaw community.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Ivins, of the home; two brothers, Otis Ivins of Jimtown, Oklahoma, and G.W. Dub Ivins of Azel, Texas, and two sisters, Helen Betts of Lindale, Texas, and Hattie Welch of Marietta, Oklahoma.