From March 26, 2001

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 26, 2001


ANGUILLA Services for Dr. Douglas McDonald were at 2 p.m. Monday at Straight Bayou Baptist Church in Straight Bayou. Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Dr. McDonald died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Delta Regional Hospital in Greenville. He was 75.

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He was a native of Terry and lived in Anguilla for the past 30 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College and his master’s and doctorate degrees from University of Mississippi. He was a public school teacher and professor for more than 49 years, teaching at the University of Mississippi and Delta State University. He was also the headmaster at Greenville Christian School. He was a member of the Exchange Club in Cleveland, where he served as a past district president. He was a member of the Straight Bayou Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was also an ordained minister.

Dr. McDonald is survived by his wife, Wilma Keith McDonald of Anguilla; two daughters, Terry Keith Blackburn of Tupelo and Wilda Grace Janes of Anguilla; two sisters, Belle Alexander of Cleveland, Miss., and Jane Lindsey of Vicksburg; one brother, Karei “Buddy” McDonald of Florence, Miss.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Wesley McGaugh, Charles Simmons, Brian Provis, Lewis Pearson, Mark Hobalt, Clay Seemoore, Darn Bowling and Jeff McClendon.

Memorials may be made to the Exchange Club Prevention of Child Abuse, P.O. Box 1841, Oxford, MS 28655.


Dorothy L. Miller died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 52.

A native of Greenville, Mrs. Miller had lived in Vicksburg all her life. She was a member of the Salvation Army.

She is survived by her husband, Steven Benard Miller of Vicksburg; four sons, Steven D. Miller, Joseph W. Miller, Daniel L. Miller and Andrew M. Miller, all of Vicksburg; a daughter, Rebecca L. Holman of Vicksburg; two brothers, Samuel Henry Johnston of West Monroe and Joseph Paul Johnston of Vicksburg; four sisters, Joyce Huepers and Marion M. Ward, both of Houston, Texas, and Synthia Marisue Stouts and Jeanne Diane Goodson, both of Vicksburg; and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Capt. John Showers officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the hour of service. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.


Services for David Wayne Pendergrass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with the Revs. David McIntosh and Stuart Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Pendergrass died Friday, March 23, 2001, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was 35.

Mr. Pendergrass was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. He attended the Vicksburg public schools, St. Aloysius High School and Hinds Community College. He worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District for 17 years as a radio operator on the Mat Sinking Unit and in the district’s radio room. He was a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Pendergrass.

He is survived by his mother, June Pendergrass of Vicksburg; three brothers, Clay Pendergrass of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jim Pendergrass of Littleton, Colo., and Mark Pendergrass of Hattiesburg; one niece; and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be Richard Thomas, Ben Horton, Dane Davenport, Jim Bryant, Mickey Fedell and Sam Habeeb.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Arthur Hall, Mike Brown, Allison Fleming, Dr. Russell Barnes, Robyn Noble, Corey Pinkston, Willie James and Lester Whitehead.

Memorials may be made to the Crawford Street United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 526, Vicksburg, MS. 39181.