Melvin Howard, 61, of Van Buren died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at a local nursing home. He was a security guard and of the Pentecostal Faith.

He is survived by his three sisters, Wanda Arman of Van Buren, Shirley Becker of Rogers and Maxine Bigham of Idaho; and a brother Everett Howard of Roseville, Ark.

Cremation was under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. No service is scheduled.