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Fletcher, Melvin "Whistle"
May 21, 1939 - March 6, 2014
Funeral Services for Melvin "Whistle" Fletcher , age 74, of Carriere, MS, who passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, will be held Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Picayune.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home and again on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm service time at First Baptist Church of Picayune.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Dr. Keith Warden will officiate the service.
A native of Metairie, LA, he was a Contractor, the owner of Southern Pines Personal Care Home, and a member of First Baptist Church of Picayune. Whistle was well known for his practical jokes and being a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a devout Christian who was well loved, well respected and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Fletcher Sr. and Bessie Boutain Fletcher; his brother, Robert Fletcher Jr.
Survivors include his loving wife of over 44 wonderful years, Betty Fletcher; his two daughters, Tinsley A. Ducote and husband Gary, Amy R. Stephens and husband Terry; his two sons, Eric D. Fletcher and wife Heather, and Corey L. Fletcher; 10 grandchildren, Brandon, Lacy, and Celicia Ducote, Erica Tharpe and husband Ben, Brandon, Camey, Garrett, and Hunter Fletcher, Lauren Lamb and husband Angus and Jordan Stephens; 12 great grandchildren, Cali, Chloe, Brandt, Aidan, Islay, Landon, Ethan, Victoria, Chase, Sierra, William and Breanna; his sister, Delores Scott; his three brothers, Julius "Buddy" Fletcher and wife Norma, Jerry Fletcher and wife Barbara, Raymond Fletcher and wife Edie; and his sister in law, Fran Fletcher; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; his best friend and brother in law, Charles "Coonie" Jordan.
March 16, 1929 - March 2, 2014
Funeral Services for Easter Mae Smith , age 84 of Picayune, MS, who passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 11:00 am at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Gipson Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Rev. Cedric Lumpkin and Bro. Brandon Parker will officiate the service.
A native of Ceasar Community, MS, she was a Seamstress and a member of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Harris Lee and Mallie Dillard Lee; her husband, Aaron Wesley Smith; her daughter, Patricia Azoline Smith; her son, Gary Ronald Smith; 1 brother and 3 sisters.
Survivors include her children, Janice Smith Carver and husband Bill; and Brenda Gail Smith; her 8 grandchildren, Robin Skipper, Shannon Smith, Dusty Odom, Brandon Parker, Randy Carver, Terry Carver, Jimmy Carver, and Kellie Carver; her 14 great grandchildren; her 8 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; and a very close friend and caregiver, Brenda Varnado.
Obituary, Register Book, and Driving Directions can be found on the internet page, at www.mcdonaldfh.com
Wheat, Elsie M.
July 23, 1930 - February 28, 2014
Funeral Services for Elsie Wheat, age 83, of Picayune, MS, who passed away Friday, February 28, 2014, will be held Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 2:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Turtleskin Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Rev. Bud Putnam will officiate the service.
A native of Bay Saint Louis, MS, she was a Factory Worker and a member of Ozona Baptist Church. Mammy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her family. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus Leonard Dawsey and Nancy Levicy Frierson Dawsey; her loving husband of over 50 wonderful years, Iva Lee Wheat; her two sons, Steven Michael and Leonard Andrew Wheat; her infant granddaughter.
Survivors include her son, Terry Lee Wheat and wife Beverly; her daughter, Lorre E. Tucker and husband Tim; her four grandchildren, Terry Wheat Jr. and wife Melissa, Carrie Smith and husband Dayton, Ashley Blackwell and husband Bryan, Samantha Quinlan and husband Kenny; her eleven great grandchildren, Ghaige, Madison, Preslee, Havoc, Hayden, Bryson, Chase, Madilyn Grace, Josie, Shelby, and Dawson.
Smith, Herman Stecil
April 14, 1927 - February 24, 2014
Funeral Services for Herman Stecil Smith , age 86 of Carriere, MS, who passed away Monday, February 24, 2014, will be held Friday, February 28, 2014, at 10:00 am at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Catahoula Carriere Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Bro. Randy Barlow will officiate the service, assisted by Bro. Cedric Lumpkin.
A native of MS, he was a Pipefitter for Steamfitters Local 60 in New Orleans and a member of the Baptist Faith. Stecil was in the United States Coast Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Namia Smith and Lula Smith; his wife, Ruby Helen Smith; and his brother, Doyle Smith.
Survivors include his son, Therman Smith (employed by Verso Paper Mill); his grandchildren, Shane Smith and wife Sue (both employed by Stennis Space Center), Supervisor Sandy Kane Smith and wife Cathy (Dental Asst at Kiln Dental Center), Tangy Smith Franklin and husband Bobby (Tangy-former teacher of Picayune Junior High School and Bobby-CSX Railroad Manager); 9 great grandchildren, Savannah and husband Randy, Maverick, Stettson, Hunter Kane, Walker, Tristen, Garrett, Landon, and Gracie Maye; his daughter in law, June Garcia Smith; his sister, Audrey Lee Smith Hodge; and his brothers, Troy Smith and Roy Smith.
September 28, 1945 - February 22, 2014
Charles Willliam Henley
Charles William Henley, age 68, of Kiln, MS, died on Saturday, February 22, 2014. He was born on September 28, 1945, to William "Billy" Henley and Eunice Moran Henley, natives of Kiln, MS. He has one brother Michael "Mike" Henley, husband of Deborah Henley of Kiln, MS. He attended Kiln Consolidated High School and Hancock North Central. On October 22, 1966, he married Paulette Ann Hall, and together they had five children: Paul Henley, husband of Judy Henley; Janet Henley Tomasich, wife of Henry Tomasich; Russell Henley, husband of Regina Henley; Daniel Henley; and Jonathan Henley. He has five grandchildren: Sandra Tomasich, Austin Henley, William Henley, Samana Henley, and Henry "Allen" Tomasich.
Charles was the business owner of Henley Timber Company and Henley Construction, formally Kiln Trucking, INC. He dedicated his life to his companies, to raising fruits and vegetables, to raising animals, and to his family.
He is survived by his mother, brother, wife, children, and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by father, William S. "Billy" Henley and by his grandparents, Sylvan Moran, Sylvania Moran, Andrew Henley, and Doshie Henley.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm at Annunciation Catholic Church, Kiln, MS.
Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 11:00 am at Annunciation Catholic Church.
Father John Noone will officiate the service.
Burial will be in Bayou Coco Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
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