Alvin Malone, 92, of McCarley, passed away at his home on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
Visitation was from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, at Oliver Funeral Home and service is 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 11, in the funeral home chapel with burial following in the North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael. Rev. Rupert Ingram will officiate the services.
Mr. Malone was born to Samuel Smithwick and Edna Chesteen Malone in Montgomery County on August 16, 1926, Mr. Malone was a faithful member of McCarley Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a graduate of Holmes Jr. College and Delta State University. Mr. Malone served in the United States Marine Corp during WWII.
He was a Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for 70 years. His life vocation was in law enforcement, including 11 years with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a charter member of the Mississippi Peace Officers Association, sheriff of Attala County from 1966-1970, interim sheriff of Carroll County in 1996, and a park ranger with the U.S. Corps of Engineers for 11 years.
Mr. Malone is survived by his wife of almost 45 years, Helen McCrary Barrentine Malone; daughter, Rita Malone Bordelon (Kerry) of Livingston, LA; stepdaughter, Janet B. Jennings (Ted) of Kosciusko; stepson, Lydell Barrentine of McCarley; grandchildren, Christopher Malone and Miranda Bordelon of Livingston, LA, Clint Boutwell of Southhaven, and Camille Boutwell Bain of Kosciusko; three great-grandchildren, Mary Lakyn Boutwell of Winona, and Sam Riley Hunter and Kensley Bain of Kosciusko; and one sister Nell Watson of Pearl. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Edna Chesteen Malone, seven sisters, and four brothers.
Pallbearers were Kenny Malone, Sammy Malone, Brian Malone, Tony Thomas, Bennie Watson, and James Watson.
Memorials may be made to the McCarley Baptist Church, P O Box 52, McCarley, MS 38943; or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona (www.ofhwinona.com) handled the arrangements.