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James "Shotgun" Chaney
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Mr. James "Shotgun" Chaney died July 21. The son of the late Mr. Crawford Chaney and Mrs. Susie Mitchell Chaney, he was born in 1915 in Walton County. Moving to Newton County, he joined Graves Chapel A.M.E. Church at an early age and was a faithful member. Mr. Chaney was a great husband, father, uncle, friend and person. A hard worker, he retired from Bibb Manufacturing Company. The work he was most passionate about and proud of was installing hardwood floors in many homes in the area. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Alice Sidwell Chaney, four brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are daughters Mrs. Ethelene Houstin, Portsmouth, Va., Mrs. Hattie Henderson, Covington, Mrs. Lillie Black, Suffolk, Va.; son Mr. and Mrs. Leon (Joyce) Chaney, Dekalb, Ill.; sister Mrs. Eula Favery, New York; sisters-in-law Mrs. Willie Mae Chaney, Conyers, Mrs. Katheryn Bailey, Decatur, Mrs. Margaret Brown, Dayton, Ohio; brother-in-law Mr. Rufus Sidwell, Decatur; nine grandchildren,; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a host of living nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. July 28 at Graves Chapel A.M.E. Church, Social Circle, with the Rev. Charlie Frank Stembridge Sr. officiating. Interment followed at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens, Conyers.

The Covington News Aug. 1, 2007