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Melba Black Vest, age 93 of West End died Wednesday (September 20, 2017) at
Tara Plantation in Carthage.

Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Friday at Culdee Presbyterian Church
Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the
fellowship hall.

A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late W.E. and Myrtle
McKenzie Black. Melba worked at JP Stevens for many years and later in life
as a greeter at Walmart.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer F. Vest and two children
Elaine Vest and Wesley Vest.

She is survived by her daughter Beverly Furr and husband Larry of West End;
son James Vest and wife Judy of Winter Garden, FL; sisters Carolyn Smith of
Pinehurst, Betty McKenzie of Aberdeen; brother Norman Black of Southern
Pines; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four
great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Doris Moore Scholarship Fund, 916 Highway 73,
West End, NC 27376 or to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd,
Pinehurst, NC 28374.