CLARKTON - Melvin Neal "Pete" Redden, 67, died Nov. 18, 2002, at his home.
Born April 21, 1935, in Sardis, Tenn., son of the late James Charles and Sarah Lou Hunt Redden, he was a farmer and of the Baptist belief.
On Jan. 6, 1953, at Caruthersville, he married Sarah Glenda Hopkins who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons, Terry Neal Redden and Tracey Lee Redden of Clarkton and Larry Keith Redden of Miner; three daughters, Paula Annette Skaggs of Greenville, Sara Jeanette Perkins of Sikeston and Tammy Juanita Newton of Benton; two sisters, Eartie Ash of Clarkton and Frankie Gains of Hayti; two brothers, Elco Redden of Clarkton and Lawson Redden of Marston; and 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Landess Funeral Home in Malden, where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Jack Allen will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.