James “Shot­gun” Chaney

The Covington News - - LOCAL NEWS -

Mr. James “Shot­gun” Chaney died July 21. The son of the late Mr. Craw­ford Chaney and Mrs. Susie Mitchell Chaney, he was born in 1915 in Wal­ton County. Mov­ing to New­ton County, he joined Graves Chapel A.M.E. Church at an early age and was a faith­ful mem­ber. Mr. Chaney was a great hus­band, fa­ther, un­cle, friend and per­son. A hard worker, he re­tired from Bibb Man­u­fac­tur­ing Com­pany. The work he was most pas­sion­ate about and proud of was in­stalling hard­wood floors in many homes in the area. He was pre­ceded in death by his wife Mrs. Alice Sid­well Chaney, four brothers and two sis­ters.

Sur­viv­ing are daugh­ters Mrs. Ethe­lene Houstin, Portsmouth, Va., Mrs. Hat­tie Henderson, Cov­ing­ton, Mrs. Lil­lie Black, Suf­folk, Va.; son Mr. and Mrs. Leon (Joyce) Chaney, Dekalb, Ill.; sis­ter Mrs. Eula Fav­ery, New York; sis­ters-in-law Mrs. Wil­lie Mae Chaney, Cony­ers, Mrs. Kath­eryn Bai­ley, Decatur, Mrs. Mar­garet Brown, Day­ton, Ohio; brother-in-law Mr. Ru­fus Sid­well, Decatur; nine grand­chil­dren,; 17 great­grand­chil­dren; six great-great­grand­chil­dren; a host of liv­ing nieces, neph­ews, other rel­a­tives and close friends.

Funeral ser­vices were held at 1 p.m. July 28 at Graves Chapel A.M.E. Church, So­cial Cir­cle, with the Rev. Char­lie Frank Stem­bridge Sr. of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed at Green Meadow Me­mo­rial Gar­dens, Cony­ers.

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