Houston Funeral Home
Houston Funeral Home in Houston on Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 5 – 7 P.M.
Houston Funeral Home in Houston on Friday, February 11, 2022, at 11 A.M.
Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on February 8, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC(Ret) Marion Landcaster, age 77, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served thirty years within the 223rd Engineer Battalion, 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 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.
Obituary, visitation and service details:
Houlka- Mr. Marlon Allie Lancaster, 77, passed away on February 8, 2022, at North Mississippi Medical Center- Gilmore Amory in Amory, Mississippi. Mr. Lancaster was born on March 1, 1945, in Chickasaw County, Mississippi to Allie Henard Lancaster and Burlie Pearl Harden Lancaster. He was a bender for Babcock & Wilcock for 36 years. Mr. Lancaster served as a veteran of the United States National Guard for 30 years. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Woodland, MS.
Funeral Services will be held at Houston Funeral Home in Houston on Friday, February 11, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. with Bro. Scott Samuel and Bro. Cody Childress officiating.
Visitation will be held at Houston Funeral Home in Houston on Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 5 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka, Mississippi.
Mr. Lancaster is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sarah Lancaster of Houlka; his daughters, Laurie Ann Williams of Houlka, and Lisa Marie Lancaster of Houlka; his two grandsons, Kirkland Williams and Kolton Williams and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Lancaster is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Sammy Lancaster and his sister, Barbara Walters.
Pallbearers will be Darrin Vance, Keith Whitt, Dennis Washington, Matthew Reeves, Mark Hancock, and Garett Vance.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Rose Hill Cemetery Fund