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Melvin Teal Sr.

May 18, 1933 ~ April 2, 2021 (age 87)


Mr. Melvin Teal Sr. was born to the late Victor Teal Sr and Martha David Teal Beards on May 18, 1933.

He attended public school in Marlboro County.

He joined into Holy Matrimony on July 3, 1955 to the late Alice Walls Teal and their union was three children Betty, Melvin Jr and Patricia. One stepson Melvin "Ben" Quick – Teal, who was raised in the home.

He was a member of New Hill Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He worked with the State Highway Department for 28 years.

The Legendary Mr. Melvin Teal was a Gospel Promoter that brought many famous groups to Bennettsville, SC. He worked at WBSC Radio (1550 AM) as an Announcer for over 60 years. He also worked at the Rockingham Station WAYN (900 Am) for over two years.

He started singing at the age of 12 years old at his house on the porch with his dad and his brother.

He was the founder and leader of Melvin Teal and the Evening Aires.

Mr. Melvin Teal was a member and served on the Joint Stock Lodge for many years.

He was preceded in death by two Brothers: Carson Teal and Avisa Teal. Two daughters: Patricia Teal and Mary Dease. Two grandsons: Tony Teal and Pastor Elder Ricky McDuffie.

Mr. Melvin Teal Sr. leaves his family to cherish devoted oldest daughter Betty Louise Teal McDuffie (James Charles McDuffie Sr.). Son Melvin Teal Jr. Daughters: Annie Brody, Cynthia Caldwell, Anita McColl, Jeanae Martha Teal, and Shanika McKenna. Sons: Ronald Caldwell and Victor Campbell. Sisters: Margaret Wilson (James), and Clara Lloyd (Carson). Brothers: Willie Bright and Glenn Bright. Sisters-in-law, Pearline Teal of Alexander, VA, and Katie Mae Sealy (Clyde Sealy) of Brooklyn, NY. A host of grandchildren and great grands. A special friend, Virginia Brown. A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 


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April 10, 2021

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Bethea Funeral Home

Funeral Service
April 11, 2021

2:00 PM
Bennettsville Community Center
714 N. Marlboro St
Bennettsville, South Carolina 29512

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