|Hattiesburg American - 9/30/1972|
Donald John McIver was born in North Carolina on October 16, 1880 to the marriage of Evander Wilder McIver and Lucy Blaylock. As a young man, Donald moved to Mississippi with his father. They were later joined by his stepmother, Lillie Tufford and half sisters and brothers, Robert Lee, Arabelle Philips, Minnie, Flora Jane and Matthew Ranson. Two other half-siblings were born after the move to Mississippi; Ludie Emaline and Coy Howard McIver.
Donald married Amanda Elizabeth McCraney circa 1928. Amanda was born on June 21, 1905 to the marriage of John Malcomb McCraney and Eloise Green of Pearl River County, Mississippi.
The following children were born to Donald and Amanda McIver:
Donnie, 1929-2001 (m. Charles Ray Rester)
John Evander, 1932-2001 (m/d. Joyce Holmes)
Elizabeth "Betty", 1936 (m. Terria Elton Bond)
Ruth, 1941 (m. Darold K. Pritchard)
Donald John McIver died on September 29, 1972 and Amanda Elizabeth McCraney McIver died on March 7, 1994. Both are buried in the New Bethel Church Cemetery in Pearl River County, Mississippi.