Alton J. Mahaffey, Sr., 86, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at the V.A. Hospital in Jackson. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with a visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood South Cemetery in Jackson.
Mr. Mahaffey was a member of Harrisville Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the Army during WW II and the Korean War and received the Purple Heart for his bravery. He was also a member of the National Guard and a 32nd Degree Mason at the Capital Lodge.
Mr. Mahaffey was preceded in death by his brothers, Aubrey Mahaffey and sisters, Clayton Faubion and Murlee Miller.
He is survived by his loving wife Frances Mahaffey; son; Alton Mahaffey, Jr.; daughter, Donna Fowler; brothers, Powell D. Mahaffey and Bob Mahaffey; sister, Ruth Stark; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in remembrance of Mr. Mahaffey to the Wounded Warrior Project.