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James Delaney (2-24-15) service 2-28-15

James Ray Delaney passed peacefully to his heavenly home surrounded by his family early Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, at the age of 89 years, 4 months, and 20 days.
He was born in Saltillo on Sunday, Oct. 4, 1925, son to the late Charles Allen and Jocie Lee Pearson Delaney. He was united in marriage to Nellie Faye Downs on Oct. 30, 1954.
Mr. Delaney served his country in the United States Army.
He leaves behind his loving wife of more than 60 years, Faye Delaney; two daughters, Kay Delaney Hart and her husband Tim of Reagan and Ruby Delaney of Sardis; two grandchildren, Grant Timothy Hart of Reagan and Brittany Delana Hart of Jackson. Also surviving are two brothers, Ira Delaney of Sardis and Edward Delaney of Reklaw, Texas; along with nieces, nephews, and a score of friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, Robert Delaney.
Mr. Delaney was a faithful Christian and a member of the Hinkle Baptist Church, a devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather, a dependable friend and a respected member of the community. He was a hard-working farmer, woodcutter and truck hauler. He enjoyed flying airplanes with his son-in-law Tim, as well as, bottoming chairs with hay baling twine. Mr. Delaney was a blessing to all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m., at Sardis Baptist Church in Sardis with Lloyd Blankenship officiating. Burial followed in Lebanon Cemetery at Saltillo.
Serving as pall bearers were Ricky Delaney, Gary Delaney, Lee Delaney, Bill Brasher, Bob Brasher and Wade Downs.

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