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Malcolm Donald “Donny” Kornegay Jr., 52

Malcolm Donald “Donny” Kornegay Jr., 52, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at home surrounded by his family.

A graduate of Lee Academy and Delta State University, Donny was an avid outdoorsman and accomplished athlete. From dove and deer hunting, to outdoor grilling, to celebrating all-things Ole Miss, his favorite moments were spent in the midst of his family and friends. A man of honesty and character, Donny will be forever remembered as a loving family man and a true friend.

He is preceded in death by his son, Matthew Dylan Kornegay; his parents, Don and Lucy Kornegay of Clarksdale and his grandparents, R.O. and Vassie Kornegay of Clarksdale and Gus and Lena Radicioni of Shelby.

Donny is survived by his wife, Lisa Brewer Kornegay of Sumner; sons Gavin Kornegay of Memphis, TN, and Spencer Kornegay of Jackson; stepson Parker Hurst of Memphis, TN; and stepdaughter Lauren (Rob) Cook of Southaven; a sister, Brandi Kornegay of Hammond, LA; a brother Brad Kornegay (Betty) of Collierville, TN; niece, Anna Lauren Kornegay; and nephew, Mark Kornegay.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the excellent care Donny received from the Baptist Memorial Cancer Center in Oxford, Sta-Home Hospice and to each of his very special nurses. For the all of the prayers and expressions of support from friends and members of our community during the past year, we will be forever grateful.

Visitation was held Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 6-7 p.m. at St Elizabeth's Catholic Church, followed by the praying of the rosary. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Elizabeth's at 11 a.m., Friday, May 12, 2017, with burial following in Oakridge Cemetery.

Donations may be made to JMS Burn Center, 3675 J Dewey Gray Cir., Suite 300, Augusta, GA  30909 or the Baptist Memorial Cancer Center in Oxford, MS.  If you are age 50 or older, please schedule a colonoscopy. If you have a family history of colon cancer, talk to your doctor about early testing.

Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.

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