Melva Lou Gartman, 79, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at her home in Graham. Graveside funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, in Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

Melva was born Aug. 6, 1934, in Loving to the late Melvin Newton and Gertie Louise (Shepard) Gartman. Melva was a former resident of Mission Viejo, Calif., where she was a fashion consulate for Neiman Marcus. Melva was a member of the Church of Christ.

Melva was preceded in death by daughters, Sandra Jean Gartman, Pamela Wemhaner and Fonda Burk.

Survivors include sons, Timothy Ferguson of Graham and Anthony Crawford of Rockwall; stepchildren, Cindy Cosby, Susan Cosby and Robert Cosby; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.