Fallen Hero: SFC (Ret) Claude T. Fillingane


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Jones and Son Funeral Home

104 Cypress Richton, MS 39476
(601) 788-6000


Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, Janice Cemetery, Richton, 1:30-2PM     


Graveside Service, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, Janice Cemetery, 2PM    


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Dec. 7, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  SFC (Ret) Claude T. Fillingane, age 94, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the US Army 7th Infantry Rifle Co, 890th Engineer Battalion and worked full-time and retired at the Cp Shelby Combined Support Maintenance Shop (CSMS), Cp Shelby in 1984 with 30 years of service has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

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 still 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 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, this 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.


A graveside service for Mr. Claude T. Fillingane, age 94, of New Augusta, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2020, at the Janice Cemetery with Rev. Carl Rigby officiating.

Mr. Fillingane worked for 30 years in the MS Army National Guard’s Combined Support and Maintenance Shop (CSMS) at Camp Shelby as a diesel mechanic.  He was a loving husband, and wonderful father, and an amazing pawpaw.

He was preceded in death by his parents; James Abner and Catherine Fillingane, 4 sisters and 1 brother.  He is survived by the love of his life, Nettie Fillingane; his daughters, Martha F (Harlon) Clark, Shelia K. Fillingane, and Denise F. (Ricky) Collier, all of New Augusta; his grandchildren, Chris (Jessica) Clark, April (Thomas) Bryars, Brandon (Britney) Collier, Aaron (Elizabeth) Collier, and J. T. Collier; 7 great grandchildren; his sisters, Margaret Walters of Janice and Sarah Fillingane of Janice, and his brothers, Ed Fillingane of Petal and Dan (Fern) Fillingane of Janice.

Visitation for Mr. Fillingane will be held from 1:30 until 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Janice Cemetery.