Fallen Hero: SGT (Ret) Hilton Boswell


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McClain-Hays Funeral Service

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Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel.    Burial will follow at Henry’s Chapel Cemetery in Neshoba County.


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on  July 21, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home. SGT (Ret) Hilton Boswell , age 74, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 298th Corp Support Battalion (CSB), Philadelphia 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.

May God continue to look over you and your family.  “Stand At Rest Soldier”



Obit Link:  https://www.mcclainhays.com/obituary/hilton-boswell


December 16, 1945 – July 21, 2020

Services for Hilton Boswell will be on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with minister-in-charge, Rev. Randall Dunaway, officiating.   Burial will follow from Henry’s Chapel Cemetery in Neshoba County.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Boswell, 74, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at his residence.

A native and lifelong resident of Neshoba County, he was owner/operator of Valley View Barber Shop for many years.  He was a building contractor for commercial and home building.  Mr. Boswell was a member of New Zion United Pentecostal Church.  He served in the Mississippi National Guard for 20-plus years.

Survivors include wife, Carolyn; children, Robin Dungan (Craig) of Meridian, MS, Jason Boswell of Marietta, GA, Erin Rogers of Dunwoody, GA, Jessica Blanton (Eric) of Louisville, MS, Phillip McCool (Selena) of Conehatta, MS, Mary Ellen McCool-Salvagno (Gui) of Kissimmee, FL; brother, Joe Boswell (Loretta) of Collinsville, MS; sister, Barbara Boswell of Morton, MS; mother-in-law, Mary Moore of Philadelphia, MS; 13 grandchildren, Jazmine McCool, BettyLou McCool, Macey McCool, Austin Dungan, Hunter Dungan, Will Dungan, Sara Dungan, Wyatt Blanton, Kayla Blanton, Cameron Boswell, Hilton Walker Boswell, Bragg Rogers, McKaye Rogers; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Boyer and Margot Boyer; special animals; and a host of family and friends.

Mr. Boswell was preceded in death by mother, Sally Lucille Boswell; father, Joe C. Boswell; siblings, Jimmy Dale Boswell, Travis “Jack” Tolbert, Norman Lane Tolbert, R. L. Tolbert, Lamar Tolbert, and Lillian Tolbert.

Pallbearers are Hunter Dungan, Will Dungan, Austin Dungan, Eric Blanton, Wyatt Blanton, Cameron Boswell, Hilton Walker Boswell, Bragg Rogers, Dale Dickerson, Larry Walker, and Rudy Lovern.