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Pelly McSwain

October 14, 1938 — June 26, 2020

Pelly "Mac" McSwain, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home in Sun City, Arizona on Friday, June 26, 2020 after a battle with cancer.

Mac was born in Columbia, MS and he graduated from Dexter High School located in Tylertown, MS in 1957.

During his lifetime, Mac proudly served our great country in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He lived much of his life in Bogalusa, LA; Crossroads, MS; Lumberton, MS; with his final three years spent in Sun City, AZ. Mac retired from Gaylord Container Corporation (previously known as Crown Zellerbach) as a pipefitter. Mac loved deer hunting and golfing as well as singing in his church choir.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Ila McSwain, and two children, daughter, Suzanne McSwain Honeycutt (Frank) of Pearl River, LA; and son, Toby McSwain (Angela) of Hilton Head, SC; two grandsons who presently serve in the U.S. Navy, Thayer McSwain (Mindy) of St. Marys, GA; and Colin McSwain of Virginia Beach, VA. Mac is also survived by a granddaughter, Annabella McSwain of Hilton Head, S.C. Additionally, Mac had two great grandsons, Charlie McSwain and Connor Coberly of St. Marys, GA. Other surviving family members include sister, Brenda Varnado of Bogalusa, LA, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mac was preceded in death by his mother, Susie Allen McSwain Lott; his sister, Nellie Lott; and his brother, Shelly McSwain.

Graveside services for the family will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Cemetery in Crossroads, MS.

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