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Evelyn Carroll Mellina, 75

Evelyn Carroll Mellina, age 75, of Cabot, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on January 19, 2023. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 12, 1947 to the late Jack Goff Austin and Alice Evelyn Carroll Austin.

Carroll loved the Lord and was of the Roman Catholic faith. She was a faithful parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cabot, Arkansas.

Carroll is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Wayne Mellina; son, Joseph Henry Rudd, Jr; granddaughters, Brooke E. Posey, Brittani R. Bennett, Brittnee Chism; and brothers, Mike Austin and Patrick Austin.

She leaves behind her beloved pet, Ellsa; children, Marie Rudd Gregory (Todd) and John Rudd (Samantha); daughter-in-law, Shala Dixon; grandchildren, Megan Posey, Haley Higdon (Justin), Chase Chism (Courtney), Joseph “Trey” Rudd III (Kayla), Connor Bennett (Jessie), and Emily Rudd; siblings, Diane M. Boswell, Sharon Austin, Wayne Austin, Richard Austin, Peggy Beasley, Katherine Moore, and Mark Austin.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. The rosary will be prayed at 10:30 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11:00am all at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church; 602 E Main St, Cabot, AR 72023. Interment will follow after Mass at Mountain Springs Cemetery; 15669 AR-5, Cabot, Arkansas 72076

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at

1 Comment

  • Travis Young Posted January 23, 2023 10:28 AM

    John and Family, prayers for you during this time.

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