Funeral services for Herbert Mac Chamblee will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Newton County Funeral Home North Chapel with Dr. Brian Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Gardens with Newton County Funeral Home North, 9998 Hwy 15 North, Newton, in charge of arrangements. (601-635-3200)
Mr. Chamblee, 81 of Newton, MS, died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Pioneer Community Hospital. He was a native of Leake County, and lived in Newton County most of his life. He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served in the Navy. He served also in the MS Army National Guard, where he received numerous commendations, and achieved the rank of Brigadier General. He retired from MDOT as a district engineer. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling, fishing, and golf. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Newton.
Survivors include his children: Kim (Gary) Barber, Chunky; Herbert Mac Chamblee, Jr., Laurel; Stephen (Sheryl) Chamblee, Madison; David (Betty) Chamblee, Newton; his sisters: Jo Quick, Carthage and Charlann Murphey, Waynesboro; his grandchildren: Lana Montgomery, Zachary Chamblee, MacKenzie Chamblee, Wendie Mangum, Stephen R. Chamblee, Emily McCary, Kristen Chamblee, and Tanner Chamblee; his great-grandchildren: Gwyn Montgomery, Celee Montgomery, Lyla Montgomery, Dylan McCary, Katelyn Ingram, and Myles Mangum; his step-grandchildren: Brian Maske, Casey Nobles, Morgan Barber, and Meredith Barber
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Chamblee; his parents, John and Mary Wilkerson Chamblee, and his sister, Helen Whittington.
Pallbearers will be members of the U.S. Military.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Gary Barber, Harlan Whittington, Loren Whittington, Robert Mangum, Justin McCary, Jason Montgomery, Bill Freeman, Jr., Mike Strebeck, James Hart, Kevin Weidman, Robert Wagner, and Casey Boyd.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or Woodland Court Personal Care Home.
Visitation will be held from 5 P.M. - 8 P.M. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the fuenral home.