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McArthur, Leah "Becky" Elizabeth
March 15, 1957 - April 18, 2014
Funeral Services for Leah "Becky" Elizabeth McArthur, age 57, of Pearlington, MS, who passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 12:00 pm at First Southern Baptist Church of Pearlington.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at First Southern Baptist Church of Pearlington and again on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 10:00am until service time.
Burial will be in Log Town (Private) Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Bro. John Gibson will officiate the service.
A native of New Orleans, LA, she was a Secretary and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Becky was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved to be with her family and friends. Her smile was infectious and she was the life of the party. Her skill in the kitchen was second to none. She loved being outdoors camping and enjoying nature with her family. Catching the big one was a joy to her and she couldn't wait for the weather to warm up so she could drop her line in the water.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth "Betty" Leah Lang.
Survivors include her loving husband of 40 wonderful years, Thomas "Tommy" Joseph McArthur; her father, William Buford White; her son, Thomas Joseph McArthur II and wife Micheline; her daughter, Tracey Elizabeth McArthur Frost; her two grandsons, Thomas Joseph McArthur, III and Tanner Steven McArthur; her three brothers, William "Billy" Buford White III and wife Jean, Thomas "Tommy" Curtis White, Richard Wayne White and wife Janelle; her two sisters, Barbara White Fillingame and husband Les and Wanda White Lennox and husband Lynn; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
November 15, 1965 - April 17, 2014
Funeral Services for Kari Kae Bourg, age 48 of Carriere, MS, who passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 1:00 pm at Christian Life Assembly of God.
Visitation will be Monday, April 21, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home, and also on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 12:00 pm until 1:00pm at Christian Life Assembly of God.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
A native of Waterloo, IA, she was a Head Cook at PRC High School and she also worked for the Pearl River County Tax Assessor for 10 years, also known as KC. Kari was a member of the Christian faith.
She was preceded in death by her father, Duane Conrad; her grandparents, Edna and Eugene Conrad and Arthur W. and Grace Cox; and her great cousin, Michael Cox, II.
Survivors include her husband, Randy Bourg; her mother, Sandra Kay McCown and husband Leslie; her brother, Darron Conrad; her sisters, Jeanie Landry and husband Dean, Melissa Griffith and husband Brian, Melanie Hebner and husband Jerry, and Donnita McCown and husband Miguel Hernandez Paz; numerous nieces, nephews, and 2 great nephews; and her beloved friend and companion, Lil Bit.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital.
September 20, 1937 - April 15, 2014
Mass of Christian Burial for Catherine Betty Dusang Cassagne, age 76 of Carriere, MS, who passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014, with Rosary and Eulogy at 10:30 am with Mass following at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1000 Goodyear Blvd, Picayune, MS.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 9:00 am until 10:30 am at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Father Joseph Trinh will officiate the service.
A native of New Orleans, LA, she was a Clerk of Court in St. Bernard Parish, LA and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Catherine was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor Dusang and Louise Voss Dusang; her husband, Ronald Cassagne; her brother, Julius Dusang; and her sisters, Joan Rome and Joyce Caruso.
Survivors include her sons, Bryan Cassagne and wife Kary, Bret Cassagne and wife Carla, and Brad Cassagne and wife Earlia; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; her brothers, Alfred Dusang, Frank Dusang, George Dusang, Paul Dusang, and Louis Dusang; and her sisters, Mildred Holland, Diane Relan, and Judy Bordelon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 55, Picayune, MS 39466, or David Senez Jr. Foundation, % Vivian Senez, 1 Senez Place, Meraux, LA 70075.
August 7, 1930 - April 12, 2014
Evelyn Henry, a long-time resident of Nicholson and Picayune, entered the gates of heaven, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the age of 83.
Born August 7, 1930, in Derma, MS, Evelyn graduated from Derma High School in 1948. In 1952, she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus.
Evelyn was a well-loved home economics teacher for the next 40 years. She retired from teaching at Pearl River Junior High School in 1992.
After retirement, Evelyn enjoyed bowling and traveling with friends and family while she was physically able. As a talented seamstress, she took pleasure in sewing for family, friends and those in need. Her hobbies also included puzzling, reading and playing games, of which Qwirkle became her favorite. She was a fan of Mississippi State football, enjoyed staying active in the kitchen and loved spending time with her family. She was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.
Evelyn will be remembered for her joy of teaching others in the classroom and beyond, also, for her generosity and love of God and family. She leaves behind many friends and family members who will dearly miss her love and companionship.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William Cody Shewmake Sr. and Sarah Urania Hardin Shewmake, her son, Howard Cliff Henry, and her brother, William Cody Billy Shewmake Jr.
Left to cherish her memories are her children, James Keith Henry and wife Vivian, Deborah Lynn Fulton and husband Kris, Brenda Ann Randall and husband Phil, and Kemberly Kay Higginbotham and husband Roy, sister Sarah Jane Holland, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Nicholson at 6:00 PM with visitation beginning at 5:00 PM. A private family burial will be at New Palestine cemetery at a later time. Arrangements have been made with the assistance of McDonald Funeral Home.
The family prefers memorials to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008.
December 18, 1941 - April 9, 2014
Funeral Services for Paul Wesley Byrd, age 72 of Picayune, MS, who passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home.
Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Rev. Jim Biedenharn will officiate the service, assisted by Rev. Larry Pickering.
A native of Henleyfield, MS, he was a Safety Engineer and a member of First United Methodist Church. Paul was also a member of the Gideon International.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Byrd and Deana Lee Byrd; and his brothers, Charles Byrd and Jackie Byrd.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Judy Walley Byrd; his children, Paula Adams, Cecilia Richards and husband Troy; 3 grandchildren, Natalie Pascal and husband Ronnie, Allison Stockstill and husband Ryan, and Aubrey Richards; 1 great granddaughter, Emery Stockstill; his brothers, Wayne Byrd and wife Regina, Ashley Byrd and wife Debbie, Johnny Byrd and wife Paula; his sister, Shelia Broom and husband David; and his sister in law, Mary Jo Byrd McQueen.
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Contributions may be made to the Gideons International.
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