Mrs. Melba Sue Mulkey, age 55 of Hiawassee, GA, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2011 following a period of declining health. She was born on December 10, 1955 in Hiawassee, GA. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Mulkey, of Hiawassee, GA; mother, Anna Mae (Keener) Hedden; daughter, Peggy Mulkey; sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn and Heather Mulkey, of Hiawassee, GA; Eric and Lynn Mulkey, of Young Harris, GA; brother, Keith Hedden; sister, Dottie Crisp; six grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 11:00AM from Many Forks Baptist Church with Rev. Rickey Rogers, Rev. Jimmy Rogers, Rev. Mark Shook officiating. Music was provided by Ryan Wilson. Pallbearers were: Randy Crisp, Dustin Stephens, Kelly Norville, Rickey Mull, Tony Henderson, Kenny Henderson, Josh Mulkey and Casey Mulkey. Honorary pallbearers were: Ronnie Shook, Tyler Mulkey, Kyle Oakes, Garrett Oakes, Eli Mulkey, Tyler Osborn, Terry Henderson, Brad Stephens and Nicolas Mulkey. Interment was in Many Forks Baptist Church cemetery. Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee entrusted with arrangements.