Melba “June” Loveless Tarter, age 85, departed this life on Monday, February 5, 2018 at her home.  Mrs. Tarter was born on December 24, 1932 in the Cain Store community of Pulaski County, KY to the late Ottis and Nina Lee Dye Loveless. She was a faithful member of the West Somerset Baptist Church and retired from Palm Beach Clothing Factory and Save-A-Lot. She was known for loving everyone and seeing the best in them and always saying “If you can’t say anything good say nothing at all and “I just want everyone to get along and not have no hard feelings.”

Mrs. Tarter is survived by her daughter, Sherlene (and Bro. Jeff) Lockard of Science Hill, KY; two grandchildren, Jared and Jacob Lockard, both of Science Hill, KY; five brothers, Marvin (and Geraldine) Loveless of Hartford City, IN, Curt (Chris) Loveless of Nancy, KY, Louie Loveless of Science Hill, KY, Gale (and Bessie) Loveless of Nancy, KY, Doug (and Carole) Loveless of Nancy, KY; a sister, Carrie Marnhout of Pine Knot, KY; special nephew, Roger Loveless of Nancy, KY; three sisters-in-law, Aline Loveless, Dean Loveless, and Linda Loveless; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Athel “Oren” Tarter, Jr., whom she married on March 17, 1953 in Nancy, KY and passed away on October 2, 2010; eight brothers, Dane (and Erdean) Loveless, Doil Loveless, Arthur Loveless, Marion (Gisela) Loveless, James Loveless, Leon Loveless, Weldon (Janet) Loveless, and Howard (Mary) Loveless; and a sister-in-law, Doris Loveless.

Visitation for Melba “June” Loveless Tarter will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Chapel of the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Highway 80, Somerset, KY.

Funeral Services will be on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:00pm at in the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Butte and Bro. Jeff Lockard officiating. Burial will be at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Nancy, KY.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy are made to the Gideon International Bible Ministry, P.O. Box 27, Somerset, KY 42502.

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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Melba June Loveless Tarter.