Ex-brigadier general, lawmaker Melancon dies at 68
Published: August 5,2013
Tags: Army, brigadier general, death, elected official, lawmaker, legislative, legislator, military, Natyional Guard, obituary, officer, politician, Politics, public official, Selective Service System, state government, Steven L. Melancon
BROOHAVEN — Steven L. Melancon, a retired brigadier general in the Mississippi Army National Guard and a former state lawmaker, has died at the age of 68.
Officials with Riverwood Family Funeral Service say Melancon died Friday at his home in Brookhaven. Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow at First United Methodist Church in Brookhaven.
He began his military service in 1965 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two tours in Vietnam. He retired from the National Guard in 1996.
Melancon practiced law in Brookhaven and served in Mississippi House from 1980 to 1984.
In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed him as the Mississippi State Director for the Selective Service System where he served until July 2013.
Survivors include his wife, Jan; a daughter, a son and four grandchildren.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Mississippi Economic Council
Mississippi Chambers of Commerce
Mississippi State Legislature
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Economic Development Council
North Mississippi News
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Auto Accidents Lawyer
Top Posts & Pages
- Shale oil: market correction or longterm direction?
- Aluminum company rumored for Columbus: 'clock' is for website, not plant site
- Tanger Outlets involved in Southaven project
- DAVID DALLAS: Who in the Hell are We?
- Hyatt-Place is Columbus’ newest hotel option
- J.McLaughlin to open in Highland Village next spring
- MBJ exclusive: Jackson’s new airport CEO fulfills desire to taking on the top job
- New Mississippi state highway map is available for the public
- Analysts hail BancorpSouth stock buyback as ‘handsome’ reward for shareholders