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Smith, Richard Arlan
January 25, 1933 - December 6, 2013
Richard Arlan Smith, age 80, died December 6, 2013, at his home.
He was born on January 25, 1933, in the Byrds Chapel Community.
He graduated high school in 1951 from McNeill High School, McNeill, Mississippi.
He was married to Mae Smith on April 6, 1963 and they lived together in the Byrds Chapel Community.
Richard was an active member of Byrds Chapel United Methodist Church.
He loved the Lord, farming, raising cattle, the outdoors and sharing life memories with family and friends. He was deeply loved and respected as a husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Shelby and Myrtle Smith. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers; Douglas F. Smith and Willie J. Smith of Carriere, Mississippi and one sister Joe Mary Smith Borde of Denham Springs, Louisiana.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of over 50 wonderful years, Mae Smith.
Richard is also survived by three children: Richard Harvey Smith of Picayune, Mississippi; Bridget Lynn Smith of Baker, Florida; and Angela Smith Henderson of Birmingham, Alabama; daughter-in-law, LeAnn Yarborough Smith and son-in-law, John Edgar Henderson, Jr.
He is survived by two grandchildren, Alex Barrett Smith and Shelby Elizabeth Henderson. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Byrds Chapel United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 8, 2013, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with funeral immediately following.
Burial will be in Byrd's Chapel Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Necaise Jr., Nicole J.
July 15, 1921 - December 4, 2013
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Nicole J. Necaise Jr., age 92 of Kiln, MS, who passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013, will be held Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 2:00PM at Annunciation Catholic Church, Kiln, MS.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm with Mass following at Annunciation Catholic Church.
Entombment will be in Bayou Coco Cemetery immediately following Mass.
Services will be under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Father John Noone will officiate the service.
A native of Kiln, MS, he was a WWII Veteran, a Carpenter and a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nichol J. Necaise and Cornelia Favre Necaise; his son, John D. Necaise; his two brothers, John V. Dambrino and Nicky Necaise.
Survivors include his loving wife of over 72 wonderful years, Wilmah G. Necaise; his daughter, Myrna F. Steen and husband Henry; his two sons, Richard F. Necaise, Kevin J. Necaise and wife Susan; his four grandchildren, Timothy Steen, Tiffany Steen Haas and husband Linus, Christopher Necaise, Lauren Necaise; two great grandchildren, Alyssa Haas and Brady Haas; his three step granddaughters, Tasha Hall, Jennifer Craft, and Melody Wunder; his four sisters, Etta, Louise, Patsy and Joanne.
April 16, 1920 - December 2, 2013
Funeral Services for Estelle Chavers, age 93, of Madison, MS, previously of Picayune, MS, who passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, will be held Friday, December 6, 2013, at 11:00 am at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home, and also Friday, December 6, 2013 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Rev. Wayne Rice will officiate the service.
A native of Yazoo County, MS, she was a Nurse's Aid and a member of Trace Ridge Baptist Church, Ridgeland, MS. Estelle loved to read, work word puzzles, and she loved babies.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William John Harrison Davis and Mary Annie Graham Davis; her husband, W.L. "Bugs" Chavers; her daughter, Patricia Ann Wall; her son, Harry Lamar Chavers; her grandson, Randy Wall; 7 brothers, Carl, Floyd, Charlie, Walter, Johnny, Harmon, and Noel; and 5 sisters, Alma, Elma, Gracie, Mary, and Ellen..
Survivors include her daughters, Lola Jean Crocker and husband Michael, Linda Gayle Holiman and husband Holi, and Sandra Kay Chavers; 5 grandchildren, Zabrina Pollard, Virginia Corbett, Sydney Mustard, Rhonda Wall, and Chris Wall; 17 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
September 14, 1926 - December 2, 2013
Funeral Services for Rebbie F. Smith, age 87 of Picayune, MS, who passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 1:00 pm at Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Dr. Gary Dennis will officiate the service.
A native of Picayune, MS, she was a Supervisor at Stuffed Shirts Garment Factory and a member of Church of Christ Restored.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dumas Mitchell and Callie Mae Lindsey Mitchell; her husband, Wallace Smith; and 2 brothers, Cleo Mitchell and Lamont Mitchell.
Survivors include her son, Wallace "Rudy" Smith and wife Dora; 2 grandsons, Dustin Smith, and Erik Smith; 2 great grandchildren, Morgan Kay Smith and Addyson Lynn Smith; her sisters, Virginia Robert, Claudie Mae Jarrell, and Tillie Gee Cuevas.
June 20, 1925 - December 1, 2013
Memorial Services for Catherine McVaugh, age 88 of Picayune, MS, who passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013, will be held Friday, December 6, 2013, at 2:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be Friday, December 6, 2013 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Kay was a member of the Busy Bee Homemaker's Club and was an avid bowler for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex Mackey, and Ida Scarpato Mackey; her husband, Clifford Thomas McVaugh; and her brother, Alex Mackey Jr.
Survivors include her children, Dot Pigott and husband John, James Pearson McVaugh and wife Tonya, and Donna Marie Nations and husband Richard; 8 grandchildren, Jason Pigott and wife Marilyn, Lauren Pigott and Mike Straw, Alison Raiford and husband Cole, Justin Pigott and wife Bethany, J.P. McVaugh, Jr., Maggie McVaugh, Molly McVaugh, and Tara Lynn Foley; 5 great grandchildren, Macy, Amy, Julie, and Abigail Pigott, and Collin Raiford.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Christian Care Ministries, 321 Williams Avenue, Picayune, MS 39466.
Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at (601) 798-1212 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at (601) 798-1212 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
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McDONALD FUNERAL HOME
401 W CANAL ST.
PICAYUNE, MS 39466-3912