Douglas R. Whitehead

Published 6:07 pm Thursday, June 6, 2019

Services for Douglas R. Whitehead were held Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2 p.m.

from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Josh Meadows officiating.

Burial followed Sandtown  Cemetery.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Mr. Whitehead, 76, of Philadelphia died Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

He was a native of Sandtown Community of Neshoba County.  He was a resident of

Vicksburg during his time of working with the Army Corps of Engineers, and he returned to the Sandtown Community upon his retirement.  Mr. Whitehead was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday School Teacher and a member of N.A.R.F.E.   He served in The U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Whitehead; daughters, Deborah Lashley (Stacy), JenniferMathews (Christopher); grandchildren, Jordan Stribling (Reid), Dylan Lashley (Madi), James Douglas Mathews and Lauren Mathews; great-grandchild, Leighton Trapp McIlwain; brother, Doice Whitehead (Sarah); numerous nieces and nephews and their children ; and all of his pets.

Mr. Whitehead was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Whitehead; parents, William Sherman Whitehead and Claudia Dell Stokes Whitehead; sisters, Bonnie Clark, Opal Mobley and Margie Lewis; brothers, Harold Boswell, Bennie Whitehead, Gerald Whitehead, and  James Earl Whitehead.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, or your favorite charity.