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Maxwell Ray “Mack” Whitehead

By  | September 1, 2019 | Filed under: Cutshall Funeral Home, Obituaries

Maxwell Ray “Mack” Whitehead, 85, of Tishomingo, MS, died Friday, August 30, 2019, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Mr. Whitehead was born January 5, 1934, one of nine children to Lonzo Whitehead and Hester Frost Whitehead. He was known to most simply as “Mack”. He was married to Betty Ann Butler of Paden, MS, who passed on August 28, 1993, after 41 years of marriage. Max Ray was a U. S. Army veteran and served in Germany as a M. P. during the Korean Conflict years. He was a simple man driven by routine and you could find him five days a week eating breakfast at Inez’s Drive In. He was a gas station operator, a County Supervisor for 28 years, a lifelong cattleman, and a true jack of all trades. He was a veteran, a Mason, and a member of Paden Baptist Church. Max Ray loved his family, his community, and his country. He was indeed one of the last of a generation of true great Americans. He is survived by two sons, Alan Ray Whitehead (Sue) and Phillip Whitehead (Camille); two brothers, J. L. Whitehead (Evelyn) of Tishomingo, and James Whitehead (Bonnie) of Blue Mountain; a sister, Hazel Moxley (Bobby) of Tishomingo; his beloved grandchildren, Butler and Annissa, both of Tishomingo; his girlfriend, Kathy Hill; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonzo and Hester Whitehead; and his siblings, Agnes Cadle, Marcus Junior Whitehead, Mary Magdalene Hood, L. B. Whitehead, and Opal Jane Isbell. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, MS is entrusted with arrangements. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Sunday, September 1, at Tishomingo Baptist Church, officiated by Bro. James Whitehead. Interment will follow in Tishomingo Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 31, at Tishomingo Baptist Church. Visitation will continue from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. at the church on Sunday. Memorials may be made to Paden Baptist Church. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

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