Funeral services for Mr. Melvin R. Teutsch , 99, were held at 1 p.m., today (Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011), at Union Springs Baptist Church, Shongaloo, with Bro. Larry Buford officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation was held Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Teutsch was born on July 10, 1912 to Walter Jacob and Martha Nealy Teutsch in Shongaloo and passed away on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 in Minden. He was a member of Union Springs Baptist Church, a deacon for 60 years, and retired from Exxon Mobile formerly Humble Oil Co. after 32 years of service. Mr. Teutsch loved to garden and travel.
He is survived by his wife of 78 years, Billie Slack Teutsch; daughter, Shirley Gamble and husband, Cloy of Minden; daughter-in-law, Mary Teutsch of Houston, Texas; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and sister, Emily Harper of Houston, Texas.
Mr. Teutsch was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Paul David Teutsch, Glenn Roger Teutsch; brothers, Rudolph and Felton Teutsch; sisters, Eunice Fields, Ernestine Long and Marie Simmons.
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