Charles Sidney Delaney

Published 12:29 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Feb. 13, 1927 – Nov. 14, 2019


NATCHEZ– Graveside services for Charles Sidney “Sid” Delaney,92, of Kingston, Tennessee, who died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at NHC Farragut Health and Rehab Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, will be 11 a.m. today at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Natchez with the Rev. Stephen Wyles officiating.   

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Burial, with full military honors, will follow under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Delaney was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Meadville, and raised in the Hominy Ridge community.  He was a member of Morgantown Baptist Church in Natchez.

Sid was a U.S. Army veteran and sergeant who served his country proudly during World War II and in the army of Occupation in Japan.  He retired after 40 years from International Paper Company in Natchez.  He was very talented in working with his hands and very mechanically minded. Sid became regionally famous for building model airplanes out of soda cans.

Mr. Delaney was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen Murray Delaney; one daughter, Vivian Delaney Jackson; his parents, James Quitman Delaney and Eliza Brinson Delaney; two brothers, Willie S. Delaney and D. Curtis Delaney; and one sister, Alene Delaney McCaa.

Survivors include one daughter, Melody Delaney Martin and husband, Vann R. Martin, of Rockwood, Tennessee; and anumber of nieces, nephews and friends

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1stStreet – Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131, or online at

Online condolences may be sent to the family at or Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston, Tennessee and Laird Funeral Home in Natchez are in charge of serving the Delaney family.