Thomas Ira Stewart

Published 9:25 am Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Funeral Services for Thomas Ira Stewart, age 76, of Picayune, Mississippi, who passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017, will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church of Picayune.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church of Picayune.

Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

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Rev. Harold Manning will officiate the service.

A native of Jackson County, Mississippi,, he served in the United States Marines Corps from 1960 until 1964. Tommy was a draftsman at Stewart Machine and later at KSI. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Picayune, and sang in the choir.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Eugene “Jelly” Stewart and Mary Inez Crain Stewart; and his uncle and aunt, Ray and Louise Stewart.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Thomas Lance Stewart; his sister, Carol Ann Koskela; his niece, Leslie (Chris) Caldwell; his great nephew, Jack West; his aunt, Miriam Van Scoter; and 2 special caregivers, Mary Lynn Smith and Linda May.

Obituary, register book, and driving directions can be found on the internet page, at

Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Picayune, 323 N Haugh Ave, Picayune, Mississippi, 39466.