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Herman Melvin Sellers

April 30, 1936 ~ November 15, 2022 (age 86)


It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of their precious, loving father
Herman Melvin Sellers.  He was born April 30, 1936, in Eutaw Alabama, and passed away Tuesday, November 15th, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. He fought a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.

Visitation will be held at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North, Saturday, November 19th, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with graveside services following at 11:30 a. m.  at Williamson Cemetery. Rev Carl Sudduth and Brother Ronnie Philpot will be officiating the service.

Melvin, as he was known to many is now reunited in death with his dear wife Ann Lindsey Sellers with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.  He is also preceded in death by his parents Herman and Geneva Sellers, his brother Mike Sellers of Eutaw, AL., sister Frances Lorene (Sue) Sanford, brother-in-law Chester Sanford, brother-in-law Joe Richard Lindsey, sister in law Linda Fondren, Brother and Sister in law Mac & Donna Lindsey; Brother in law Harry Carver of Enterprise, AL.

He is survived by his children Melvin Lindsey “Lin” Sellers (Valerie), Lisa Ann Sellers-Dunn (Bryan); two grandchildren Melvin Cole Sellers and Marianna Lindsey Sellers; sister Ann Mize (John), Betty Storey(Alvis), brother Morgan(Buster) Sellers(Jane), sister in law Polly Carver.

Pallbearers will include Melvin Cole Sellers(grandson), Tommy Jones, Thomas Dedrick, James Wilson, Johnny Wheat and Randy Sullivan.

Honorary Pallbearers are Dr. Stephen Browne and staff of Northport Internal Medicine, Dr. John Waits and staff of DCH Wound Care, Amedysis Home Health. A special thanks to past and present employees of Melvin Sellers Excavating. The family would also like to express their appreciation to his loving caregivers Valerie, Robert and Tim.

Melvin had a very strong work ethic and a compassion for those in need.  
In 1958 he went to work with Cockrell and Company as an operator, he loved running heavy equipment, and that passion led him to start his own business in Northport.  He established Melvin Sellers Excavating in 1967 and he continued to be involved until 2011 when his health began declining.  Throughout his career as an excavator, he did many jobs in the Tuscaloosa and Northport area. Melvin would love to take on very challenging excavation jobs and if he cleared off your homestead, property or did the excavation for a business his customers always knew he was a man that you could depend on to get the job done and done right. Melvin was also one of the original founding members and stockholders of Magnolia Chapel Funeral Homes. 
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, being outdoors on the family farm, deer hunting and fishing.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Beulah Baptist Church (Knoxville), 10743 County Road 191, Eutaw, Alabama 35462, Northport First United Methodist Church Organ Fund,700 Main Avenue, Northport, AL 35476 or your favorite charity.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


November 19, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North
4905 Hwy 69 N
Northport, AL 35473

Graveside Service
November 19, 2022

11:30 AM
Williamson Cemetery

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