Donald H. Tyson

Published 12:01 am Thursday, October 12, 2017

May 31, 1926 – Oct. 10, 2017


MEADVILLE — Services for Donald H. Tyson, 91, who died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at Merit Health Natchez, will be 3 p.m. Friday at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel in Meadville with the Rev. Lance Moak officiating.

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Burial will follow at Midway Cemetery in Meadville under the direction of Franklin Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Tyson was born May 31, 1926, in Bude, the son of William H. and Della Lazarus Tyson.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bude. He also served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and Korea. He owned and operated Natchez Lumber Company for a number of years.
Mr. Tyson enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Thelma Beard Tyson; and one brother, Billy Tyson.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Tyson and wife, Brenda, of McComb and William C. Tyson of Brusly, La.; one daughter, Lisa Tyson Lehmann of Natchez; five grandchildren, Chesney Tyson Wallace and husband, Chris, Yancy Lehmann and wife, Jill, Courtney Lehmann Savage, Brandt Tyson and wife, Chelsea, and Brennan Tyson; four great-grandchildren, Cody Lee, Christian Savage, Audrey Lehmann and Collin Lehmann; sister-in-law, Laura Tyson; special friends, JoAnn Grover and Paul Tullos; and a number of family and friends.

The family extends a special thank you to JoAnn Grover and Paul Tullos for their many years of service.

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