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Iva (Johnnie) H. McDonald

August 16, 1933 — July 25, 2019

Iva H. (Johnnie) McDonald, 85, a resident of Benton passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at home with her family.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family and her pets.

Ms. McDonald was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy E. McDonald; her parents, Carl and Debbie Dilbeck Haulk; brother, Lester Haulk; sisters, Mary Reynolds, Betty Jean McDonald and Marchie Moats.

Survivors include her children, Garry (Faith) McDonald, Billie (Roy Hitchcock) Dupre; granddaughter, Tammy Piper; and dear friends, Wanda Evans, John Pippenger and Henry Burchfield.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Dave Whaley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SHARP (Safe Haven Animal Rescue Program), P.O. Box 972, Benton, Tennessee 37307.

We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the McDonald family guestbook at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.  (423) 338-2834

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Iva (Johnnie) H. McDonald, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery

209 Smyrna Rd, Ocoee, TN 37361

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