Mr. Sidney Malcom Meroney, age 82 of Newnan, formerly of Locust Grove passed away May 13, 2014. He was born one of twelve children in Rome, Georgia to the late Roscoe and Maude Clark Meroney. Sidney faithfully served his country in the Vietnam War and retired after over 20 years with the United States Army and 24 years with Rich’s Department Store. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was of the Methodist faith, was a devout Mason and a strong family man. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Eleonore Meroney; children, Pat (Kelly) Ryan of Newnan, Frank Meroney of West Palm Beach, FL, Sandy (Billy) Boyd of Sharpsburg, Dennis (Meriann) Meroney of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; grandchildren, Nichole Jeffery, Lindsey Waldrip, Sydney Boyd and Chandler Boyd; great granddaughter, Ella Jeffery; sisters, Janette Cagle of Gadsden, AL and Juanita Frady of Piedmont, AL. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Friends may visit the family one hour prior to the service. Contributions are asked to be made to any Shriner’s Hospital for Children in memory of Sidney. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com.