Meridian Star

November 8, 2013

Hunter Lamar McQuaig


The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     Visitation for Hunter Lamar McQuaig will be held Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday with Reverend Chris Gully officiating. Interment will be at Magnolia Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. McQuaig, 24, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.

    Mr. McQuaig graduated from West Lauderdale High School and was a member of Arkadelphia Baptist Church. He was a former member of the U.S. Army Reserves and was employed by Yates Construction of Philadelphia. In addition to being an animal advocate, his true passion was music. He spent much of his time songwriting and performing with friends and family in various venues in the Meridian area.

    Survivors include his father, Scott McQuaig, and his wife, Kelly; his mother, Melanie Simmons; his step-mother, Joy Cook; his sister, Jessica Rudd and her husband, Rick; his grandparents, Millie Majors Jones and Parker and Viola Henderson; his aunts and uncles, Melanie and Bruce Mann, Michelle Boyd, Jerry Henderson, Tommy Henderson, and Steven Henderson; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

    Mr. McQuaig is preceded in death by his step-father, Jeff Simmons; his grandfathers, Emerson McQuaig and George Jones; and his great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Majors, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McQuaig, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. George O. McKeithen, Mr. William Henderson, and Mrs. Helen Palmer. Pallbearers will be John Edwards, Trey Hollis, Tom Williams, Jesse Prince, Josh Secrist, and Joe Secrist.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to East Mississippi Animal Rescue, the Mississippi Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, or your charity of choice.