Fallen Hero: Retired Brigadier General Dorrance Aultman


Funeral Home

Moore Funeral Home

805 Hardy Street Hattiesburg, MS
(601) 544-2141


Friday, June 21, 9 – 10 am, Moore Funeral Home, Hattiesburg, MS


Friday, June 21,  10 am, Moore Funeral Home, Hattiesburg, MS


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary:

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”.

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on June 17, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  Retired Brigadier General Dorrance Aultman, who had served within the MSARNG within the 114th ASG and HQ STARC has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  Aultman served as a JAG officer.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:

Dorrance Aultman was called home by the Lord on June 17, 2024, at the age of 90. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph D. Aultman and Verdee Rawls Aultman, his son Dorrance “Dee” Aultman, Jr. He leaves behind his wife of 67 years, Carolyn O’Neal Aultman, daughter Cindy Hicks, daughter Ann Guy (Brian Guy), grandsons Brady and Cody Hicks, granddaughter Meagan Guy, three great grandchildren, and brother James Roy Aultman (Joy Aultman).

Dorrance, a Sumrall native, graduated from Mississippi Southern College, now known as USM, in 1954 and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Law degree in 1956; as well as, receiving an honorary Doctor of Law degree from William Carey University in 2008 for his pro bono general counsel. Dorrance was a prominent practicing attorney for over six decades in Hattiesburg, MS, where he established and presided over his law firm Aultman, Tyner & Ruffin, Ltd.

Dorrance also served his country as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1956 and served in the reserves for 30 years. He retired from the Mississippi National Guard as a Brigadier General. He was an avid supporter and member of several USM clubs and foundations. He was inducted into the USM Alumni Hall of Fame in October 2009. He was a lifetime member of Hardy Street Baptist Church, formerly Temple Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the deacons with numerous contributions and roles as well.

Visitation will be Friday, June 21st from 9:00 – 10:00 am with funeral services following at 10:00 am at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, MS. Burial services will conclude at Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg. It is open to the public.

Dorrance was a generous, giving, brilliant human being that will be missed by all.