Larry Scott
B: 1952-12-06
D: 2019-03-22
View Details
Scott, Larry
Alice Hicks
B: 1922-08-12
D: 2019-03-21
View Details
Hicks, Alice
Ethel Black
B: 1924-11-12
D: 2019-03-21
View Details
Black, Ethel
Harold Long
B: 1938-07-08
D: 2019-03-21
View Details
Long, Harold
Wanda McCrary
B: 1954-03-26
D: 2019-03-19
View Details
McCrary, Wanda
Robert Boykins
B: 1949-02-02
D: 2019-03-19
View Details
Boykins, Robert
Alonzo Gibbs
B: 1936-12-03
D: 2019-03-18
View Details
Gibbs, Alonzo
Jason Byrd
B: 1980-12-10
D: 2019-03-18
View Details
Byrd, Jason
Qulee Lattimore
B: 1935-06-13
D: 2019-03-16
View Details
Lattimore, Qulee
William Harpe
B: 1935-04-28
D: 2019-03-14
View Details
Harpe, William
Pastor L.C. Dendy
B: 1953-10-20
D: 2019-03-14
View Details
Dendy, Pastor L.C.
Chimene Mitchell
B: 1970-06-13
D: 2019-03-14
View Details
Mitchell, Chimene
Roy Johnson
B: 1988-09-07
D: 2019-03-11
View Details
Johnson, Roy
Davonne Workman
B: 1986-08-24
D: 2019-03-09
View Details
Workman, Davonne
Christopher Chambers
B: 1986-03-20
D: 2019-03-08
View Details
Chambers, Christopher
John McElrath
B: 1957-08-14
D: 2019-03-07
View Details
McElrath, John
Willie Tolbert
B: 1958-07-20
D: 2019-03-07
View Details
Tolbert, Willie
Azalee Mayes
B: 1948-01-05
D: 2019-03-06
View Details
Mayes, Azalee
Louise Chapman Chiles
D: 2019-03-06
View Details
Chiles, Louise Chapman
Tom Chandler
B: 1935-12-20
D: 2019-03-05
View Details
Chandler, Tom
Marie Griffin
B: 1936-09-17
D: 2019-03-05
View Details
Griffin, Marie


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1011 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 242-1144
Fax: (864) 232-4636
About An Amazing Life|Help

Heyward "Mac"

November 7, 1933 – November 19, 2018

Share this tribute
Heyward McDonald
Memorial Candles Lit for Heyward | SEE ALL
"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Watkins Garrett & Woods Mortuary Inc.

Obituary for Heyward "Mac" McDonald

Mr. Heyward “Mac” McDonald was born on November 7, 1933, in Pickens, South Carolina, to Frances “Frank” McDonald and Mary Hagood McDonald.

He attended Pickens County Training School in Easley and graduated in 1952. Heyward joined the army in 1954 and served in the First Infantry Division in Germany, as a Machine Gun Platoon during the Korean War. After his service in the army, he moved to Boston, MA, where he worked at American Built Right Company for twelve years. Heyward then worked and retired from Boston Edison after twenty-five years of being a dedicated employee.

On a bus trip, Heyward met his best friend and love of his life, Thelma Cooper McDonald, with whom he was happily married for forty-seven years. His unwavering love was evident in his exceptional care for her.

“Mac”, as many called him, believed it was important to help his fellow man. He did this in countless small ways on a daily basis and in more structured ways as well. His community service included working at Pine Street Inn, Boston Massachusetts for several years and was officially recognized for his committed service. Once he returned home to Pickens, he devoted time to supporting Meals On Wheels, and being an active member of his church.

Heyward enjoyed reading, staying current with news events and talking to people to learn about the world. A favorite saying was, "The more you listen, the more you learn."

Heyward was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Frances McDonald; mother, Mrs. Mary Hagood McDonald; wife, Mrs. Thelma Cooper McDonald; brothers, Frances Edward McDonald, Jr., his twin: Hagood McDonald, and sisters, Mrs. Ada Rice, Mrs. Louise Miles, Mrs. Carrie Cannon, Mrs. Zola Mansell and Mrs. Christine Bowens.

He leaves to cherish his memory Kevin and Stephanie Cooper of Boston MA; and other loving family and friends.

Service Information

Saturday November 24, 2018 1:00pm
Griffin Ebenezer Baptist Church
450 Garvin St
Pickens, SC 29671

Interment Information

Hillcrest Memorial Park
2410 Gentry Memorial Hwy
Pickens, SC 29671

Memorial Program

We have provided a digital copy (PDF) of the Memorial Program that we supply at the time of the service. To Download this file please click the filename below. Heyward "Mac" McDonald - Memorial Program