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Wavel Ray McDonald

February 19, 1957 — August 14, 2022


Wavel Ray McDonald, 65, of Tiline passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at his residence.

He was a retired carpenter out of the carpenters union hall and a member of Grove’s Chapel Church. He enjoyed rabbit hunting, shooting gun, and fishing with his grandkids.

Surviving is his wife, Lynn McDonald; five children, Hope Sills, Jessie Maxfield, Curtis Malston, Cozette Gorden, Melissa Payton; four siblings, Roy McDonald, Paul Skirvin, Roger McDonald, and Velma Yarbrough; one half-brother, Ronnie Owens; several grandchildren; and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wavel and Wilma McDonald; one brother, Russell McDonald; and one sister, Rhonda Bufford.

Graveside services will be at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Groves Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Benny Chandler officiating. Burial will follow. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at

Smith Funeral Chapel of Smithland is in charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Groves Chapel Cemetery, KY, Tiline

, Tiline, KY 42083

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