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Melvin "Mel" Price

November 21, 1937 — July 1, 2024


Melvin "Mel" Price

Melvin “Mel” Derrill Price, 86, retired educator, husband of Margie Nell Bagnal Price, died Monday, July 1, 2024, at Regency Hospital of Florence.

Born November 21, 1937, in Newberry, he was a son of the late James Olon Price and the late Mamie Louise Crapps Price. He was a member of Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church in Newberry.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years of Kingstree; a brother, Robert Olon “Butch” Price (Tricia) of Newberry; a brother-in-law, James “Jimmy” “Jim” E. Bagnal, Jr. of Summerton, formerly of Cayce; two nieces, Jonolyn Bagnal Ferreri (John) of Beaufort and Cindy Bagnal Eskew (Tim) of Westfield, IN; two great nephews, Jack Ferreri (Channing) of Beaufort and Jamie Ferreri of Cayce; a great niece, Erin Eskew of Chicago, IL; and two great-great nephews, John Gregory “Trace” Ferreri III and Graham Price Ferreri (arriving July 8, 2024).

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Millie C. Bagnal.

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2024, at Wilson Community Cemetery at Union Community Christian Church with the Rev. Kem Thomas officiating.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2024, at Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1307 Drayton Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilson Community Cemetery at Union Community Christian Church, c/o Lionel M. Holladay III, 7332 Greeleyville Highway, Manning, SC 29102.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.

Obituary posted as a courtesy at the request of the Price family.

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