Funeral services for Alvin Malone of McCarley, were Monday, February 11, in the chapel at Oliver Funeral Home of Winona, with burial following in the North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael. Visitation was Sunday, February 10, at Oliver Funeral Home.
Mr. Malone passed away at his home on Saturday, February 9, 2019. He was a retired law enforcement officer and a US Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
Mr. Malone is survived by his wife, Helen McCrary Barrentine Malone; daughter, Rita Malone Bordelon (Kerry) of Livingston, LA; stepdaughter, Janet B. Jennings (Ted) of Kosciusko; stepson, Lydell Barrentine of McCarley; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona (www.ofhwinona.com) handled the arrangements.
STAR-HERALD TRIBUTE: Former Attala Co. Sheriff Malone passes away at 92
Alvin Malone of McCarley, former sheriff of Attala County, died Feb. 9, 2019, at his residence. He was 92.
He was elected sheriff of Attala County in 1963 and took office on Jan. 1, 1964, serving a four-year term. He succeeded W.T. Wasson
Malone, a native of Montgomery County, was well-known in law enforcement throughout the area having served 11 years with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and as an interim sheriff of Carroll County in addition to serving as Attala County Sheriff. He had also served as a park ranger with the U.S. Corps of Engineers.
Malone, a World War II veteran, was a Mason and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. He was actively involved in both organizations during his tenure in Attala County.
Former Attala County Chancery Clerk Charles England said Malone was a straight shooter, good sheriff and went strictly by the law.
Frankie Farmer, retired from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, said he remembers Malone as a fine man.
“In law enforcement, he was fair and square with everyone,” said Farmer.
Funeral services for Malone were held Monday, Feb. 11, at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona with burial in the North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael.