Funeral set next week for Melvin Pickens | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Funeral set next week for Melvin Pickens

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:52 AM

Funeral for Melvin Pickens, 84, who died Sunday, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28 at New Hope Baptist Church, 1851 Howard Street. Pickens was known as The Broom Man. Visually impaired, he walked the neighborhoods of the city for six decades selling brooms and befriending thousands.

Word of his funeral comes from his friend Everett Hatcher of Little Rock Broomworks, who got the time from Pickens' son John.

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