Donald “Donnie” Hovas

December 13, 1941 – November 11, 2021

Graveside services for Mr. Donald “Donnie” Hovas of Flowood, formerly of Greenwood, will be held Sunday, November, 14, at 3:00 p.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery near Kilmichael. Rev. David Haggerty will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Jacob Hovas, Tyler Biddle, Chip Haggerty, Hunter Haggerty, Mark Biddle, and Steve McCrimmon.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 14, 2021, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at Oliver Funeral Home.

Mr. Hovas, 79, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the University Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born December 13, 1941 in Kilmichael, MS to Buddy and Lafell Oliver Hovas. He was a member of Valley Hill United Methodist Church in Carroll County. He was a retired Sales Manager for Amerisource Bergen Wholesale Pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Hovas is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margie Doster Hovas; daughter, DeAnne Biddle (Mark) of Russellville, AL; son, Todd Hovas (Dawn) of Brandon; and four grandchildren, Jacob Hovas, Allie Hovas, Avery Hovas, and Tyler Biddle. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Jerry Hovas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of Mississippi Medical Center Children’s Cancer Clinic, c/o Gina Beasley, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

14 thoughts on “Donald “Donnie” Hovas

  1. Margie, DeAnne and Todd,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mike and I thought the world of Donnie. He was such a kind man. I can just the big smile on Mike’s face when he see his uncle. May God give you his peace through this transition in life. Love and prayers to you all.

    Kim

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  2. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to all the family. Loved Donnie (and Margie) as such a good Christians at Valley Hill UMC. Beverly BARNES .

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  3. Please tell Margie and the family that I am so sorry for their loss. What A wonderful person Donnie was and Margie is as well.I pray for God’s peace and comfort surround you all

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  4. Margie & family, my thoughts and prayers are sent to you,not only today but for the days & weeks to come-Let God hold you close & comfort as only He can!!❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

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    1. Donnie is a life-long friend. He was a kind, compassionate, helpful child of God. My family and I loved and respected both Donnie and Margie as well as Todd and DeAnne.

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  5. I was so saddened to hear of Donnie’s death. We had a lot of memorable times together. Prayers for you, Margie, and your family. He leaves a void that will never be filled.

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  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with Margie and families , sorry for your loss , Donnie was a very special person!

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  7. I had the great pleasure of getting to know Mr. Hovas over the years at different Methodist events. What a wonderful man! He always had a smile on his face and a positive word. To his family – know that your husband/father/grandfather touched many lives in a very positive way! My prayers are with you.

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