Donald McNeely

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 13, 2010

FERRIDAY — Services for Donald Clay McNeely, 56, of Doloroso, formerly of Jonesville, who died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, will be at 11 a.m. today with Bro. Lloyd Trisler officiating.

Burial will follow at Pala Alto Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Mr. McNeely was born Dec. 19, 1953, in Jonesville, the son of Scott J. McNeely Sr. and Annie Mae Pecanty McNeely.

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Donald was a kindhearted, giving, easy going and land loving man. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish. He was the caretaker for Beck’s Bay Hunting Club. He was lucky in that sense, that his hobbies were his work. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, who will miss him greatly.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his special friend, Susie Clark of Monterey; one son, Steven Clay McNeely and wife, Kali, of Jonesville; one daughter, Missy Lodatto and husband, Danny, of Minden, La.; three brothers, Scott Jackson “Jackie” McNeely Jr. and, Lois, and Glen McNeely and wife, Brenda, all of Mayna, La., and W.F. McNeely and wife, Debra of Jena, La.; two sisters, Frances Melton and husband, Fred, of Brookhaven and Faye Ford and husband, Buster, of Lismore, La.; and four grandsons, Joshua Bennett Lodatto, Justin Scott Lodatto, Jackson Clay McNeely and Evan Carlton McNeely.

Pallbearers will be Henry “Flatman” Vanier, Jason Coco, Kevin Trisler, Ricky Reynolds, Scott McNeely III and Tony McNeely.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Beck’s Bay Ltd.

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