Services for Wayne Mathis, Sr. were held Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at 1 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dan Howard officiating.
Burial followed in Sand Hill Cemetery with Masonic Rites. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Mathis, 66, of Philadelphia, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.
He was a native of Marrero, Louisiana and had lived in Neshoba County for the past 13 years. He was a heavy equipment operator most of his life. He served six years in the Army National Guard of Louisiana. Mr. Mathis was a member of Coffadeliah Masonic Lodge #371 and attended First Baptist Church in Philadelphia.
Survivors include his wife, Susan "Candy" Mathis of Philadelphia; daughter, Suzette Mixon of Philadelphia; son, Wayne Mathis, Jr. of Marrero, La.; grandchildren, Alan Mixon, Edwin "Ray" Mixon, Tiffany Mixon, Taylor Mathis, Tabitha Fernandez, and Trevor Fernandez; great-grandchildren, Destiny Mixon, Sadie Mixon, and Hallie Mixon; sister, Linda Orgeron (Robert) of Marrero, La.; and nieces, Brandi McElhaney of Keller, Texas and Michelle Arbourgh of Belle Chasse, La.
Mr. Mathis was preceded in death by his parents, William and Jenny Mathis; and a brother, John Mathis.
Pallbearers were Wayne Mathis, Jr., Alan Mixon, Ray Mixon, Taylor Mathis, Junior Bell, Harold Eakes, Ed Williamson, and Elry Ryals.