Noel H. Malone

Noel H. Malone, 84, died Saturday, February 8, 2020 in Fayetteville, Arkansas  after a battling a long bout with dementia. Born on July 24, 1935 in west Point, Mississippi where he grew up. He is preceded in death by his parents, Noel H. and Louise Malone Sr..

He loved and played High School sports football, basketball, and baseball. Later on he played some semi-pro baseball.

He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1957 and was hired by Eastman Chemical Products Inc. in Kingsport, Tn., now Eastman Chemical Co.. His working career was in several areas until his retirement in 1997. Plastic sales is where he started off, spent some years in the Fiber Division and ended up his work career in plastic bottling where he became a valued member of NAPCOR, a National Bottling Group, who with Eastman and others got recycling up and running in so many cities in the USA. He was proud of his work and received plaques from NAPCOR honoring him for his contribution.

In retirement he spent a lot of time doing volunteer work for Kingsport, Tn community. He cooked and delivered for Meals on Wheels and devotedly for the Adult Literacy Council. When he became President of that organization he took it from an all volunteer operation to one that could hire a paid employee, thanks to the fund raising that he and so many other volunteers worked tirelessly to accomplish. After moving to Fayetteville, Ar. He did work for Habitat for Human Humanity and for the Animal Shelter… he adored animals.

There was a lot of time spent in Scottsdale, Az. Where he and his family amassed so many happy memories and met so many wonderful people. Hobbies like hiking, biking, bridge, tennis and sporting events occupied much of their time over the nineteen winters spent there.

As for his major focus, he was a devoted father, grandfather, and family man, We as his living family honor and treasure the wonderful man he was. Remembering his intelligence, his quick wit and kindness will be the legacy he leaves behind. The fact that his is being written for public exposure would cause him to have a good ol’ southern hissie fit as he was a humble man. There will be a private family gathering later to celebrate his life. Cremation arraignments entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home.

Written by his wife

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Darlene Edwards
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Darlene Edwards

Ada Lee, so sorry to hear of Noel’s passing. I sure did enjoy working with Noel in Plastics Recycling at Eastman and getting to know you at some of the events. You are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Neal Biggers Oxford MS
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Neal Biggers Oxford MS

Noel and I lived in the same dormitory one semester of our sophomore year, along with John Gable. also from West Point, as was Noel. Noel was a class act even in those young years, My sympathy goes out to his family

Kelly Jnes
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Kelly Jnes

So sorry to learn of Noel’s passing. I worked with Noel in the Dalton, GA office and later many years in Kingsport. My condolences go out to Ada Lee and al the family. May God comfort you.

Sandy Williams
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Sandy Williams

We have fond memories of Noel as a Sigma Chi at Ole Miss and of his being from West Point, MS —right down the roa d from Corinth where I live. From reading his obituary, he was a fine person throughout life. Blessings on all of you. Sandy Williams, ETA Chapter 1953-57.

Susie Calvert
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Susie Calvert

Ada Lee , I am so sorry to hear about your lost. I have thought of both of you many times and wondered where you were. Please send me a email so we can correspond occasionally.

David Owen Cole
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David Owen Cole

So sorry to hear about Noels death.He was a good high school friend and Ole Miss Sigma
Chi Brother.
My Condolences to all the family.

David Owen Cole,M.D.

Helen Calvert Ormon
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Helen Calvert Ormon

I have fond memories of growing up with Noel. He always made me laugh. He was kind to everyone. He was a leader, admired by all. He and his best friends often practiced with the girls basketball team to help us improve. Ada Lee, we did not know each other at the W, but my sister was at Delta State with your sister, who visited in our home. Later she coached basketball and I played against her team. I live in Starkville now and enjoyed my association with her and her husband. Noel was a good man, and left the… Read more »