Browning Funeral Home

141 West Oxford Street, Pontotoc, MS


Sarah Ann McDonald

June 11, 1932April 21, 2020

Ann McDonald, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born June 11, 1932 to William Hobert and Mildred Frances Polk Rickman. Ann was retired from Stegall Ford where she worked as a bookkeeper, and was the Town Clerk for Algoma for many years. She was a member of Algoma Presbyterian Church. Ann enjoyed spending time with her family and visiting with her friends.

Due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines, the family will have a private graveside service at 3:00 PM on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Old Monroe Cemetery, with Rev. ChrisTodd officiating. Browning Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Dobbs (Gary) Algoma, MS; two grandchildren, Lesley Warren (Brad) and Lisa Roye (Patrick); two step-grandchildren, Ethan Dobbs (Katie) and Elizabeth Deatherage (Keith); three great-grandchildren, Liam Warren, Lauren Butler (Dalton) and Landon Roye; and five step-great-grandchildren, Destiny, Harlee, Marley, Slade and Kane.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Ladell McDonald, and a step-great-grandson, Abel Haze.

Memorials may be sent to Old Monroe Cemetery, C/O Shawn Sheffield, 100 Wallfield Road, Pontotoc, MS 38863.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com


  • Brad Warren
  • Gary Dobbs
  • Ethan Dobbs
  • Patrick Roye
  • Dalton Butler
  • Landon Roye

  • Old Monroe Cemetery


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 23, 2020


Sarah Ann McDonald

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Debbie New

April 24, 2020

It was with great sadness that I learned of Ann's passing. I had just asked about her last week as she had been on my mind lately. She brought such joy to everyone. I have so many fond memories of her showing me how to make those delicious biscuits of hers(the only way I will make biscuits) as well as making jelly and jam in her parent's old house. She would always have us over for a meal during Thanksgiving when we would come to visit my mother, Margaret Cook McMillen, and my grandparents Wayne and Wilma Cook. When she came to Texas to visit us, she had to go see Southfork Ranch where the television show Dallas was filmed and really enjoyed her visit! Ann would sometimes give us a little gift which she would call a "happy", and it is so strange because I had ordered a little something for my son and his family two weeks ago and on the card I used her phrase, "just a little happy", and I had not thought of that in years. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Rocky Pickering

April 23, 2020

I am sorry to hear about miss Ann’s death, I had the opportunity to get to know her , she was a wonderful person to know. She and I had a lot of great talks together. I have already missed her even before now, I wanted to remember her the way she was so I haven’t seen her in awhile, the way she was when we talked. My deepest sympathies to you all, I know she will be missed. ( Sincerely).
Rocky. Pickering

Joan Short

April 22, 2020

Linda, thinking about you and the family. Worked with Ann for many years at the bank and remember her from school days at Algoma School. A good Basketball player.

Mitzi Stokes

April 22, 2020

Wayne worked with Mrs. Ann for several years at Stegall Ford. She was always so sweet and pleasant. I enjoyed talking with her when she answered phone at Stegall’s. We are so sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family.

Fannie Allen

April 21, 2020

Mrs. Ann was a beautiful woman in every aspect. She was always so friendly and genuinely caring. I am proud she shared my family memories. May God bless her family. We love them. Sincerely, Fannie Allen

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