Mr. Melvin Hollingsworth, age 68, passed away on October 20, 2018 at the University Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.
Mr. Melvin was a lifelong resident of Newton County. He served in the United States Army in which he earned a Purple Heart Medal during the Vietnam War. He was a brick layer for 43 years. He enjoyed farming, gardening, singing, and playing his guitar. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Melvin was a dedicated member of Pine Grove Church of God.
He is survived by loving wife of 44 years Betty Dianne Hollingsworth; sons Bradley Hollingsworth (Amy); Barry Hollingsworth (Kelly); grandchildren: Brandon Hollingsworth (Courtney), Logan Hollingsworth, Allyson Hollingsworth, Ashley Hollingsworth, Audrey Hollingsworth; sisters: Sally Green (Billy); Ina Mazingo (Larry), Jackie Everett (Waddell); brothers: Robert Hollingsworth (Janice), Jerry Hollingsworth and Mack Hollingsworth; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents Chester and Inez Hollingsworth and brother Hubert Hollingsworth.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 22, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Newton County Funeral Home- North.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Newton County Funeral Home-North. Burial will follow at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Phillip Williams officiating.
Pallbearers will be Bradley Hollingsworth, Barry Hollingsworth, Brandon Hollingsworth, Logan Hollingsworth, David Hollingsworth, Kevin Mayes, Douglas Mayes, and Luke Williams.
(son of Chester G, of Millage W. of William L. of Andrew J. of Isaac of Jacob)