Funeral services for Carol May McDougald will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, March 11, 2023 from the Chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla, LA with Bro. Pete McCarty officiating with interment following at Olla Cemetery, under the direction of Riser and Son. The family will host visitation at the Riser Chapel in Olla, Friday, March 10, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Carol Marsha May McDougald was born October 27, 1935 in Clarks, LA to the union of her parents, Herbert May and Odelle Ferguson May, and she passed from this life March 7, 2023, at her residence with her husband by her side. Carol was a strong, loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and teacher. Carol took pride in all she accomplished. She graduated LaSalle High School, after that she attended and graduated from both ULM and North Western State University. Carol was a Home Economics Teacher at LaSalle High School for twenty-nine years. She enjoyed teaching young women to be independent. Carol served on the library board for a number of years. Before her health started declining, she was very active. Carol attended Olla First Baptist Church, she loved cooking and hosting their family reunions, planting flowers and just being outside working in the yard. She traveled the world seeing all but two states. They would load up in their motor home and just go. Carol loved her family, but her pride and joy was her granddaughter Sara. She loved and spoiled her all she could.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers and their wives, Foy May (Pauline), Everette May (Liz), and a infant brother, Robert May; sisters and their husbands, Marjorie May Fulton (Fred), Odelle May Jones (Ellis), Lenora May Howell (Elon), Birdie Helen May (Hunter), Elva May Massingill (Homer), Rose May Streetman (Dudley), and Joyce May Bradford (George); a daughter in law, Beth May; brother in law, DL McDougald; and a sister and brother in law, Audrey Husley (Darrell).
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of sixty-four years, Jerry McDougald; sons: Kevin McDougald (KoKo), and Chester McDougald (Terry); brother, J. Houston May (Billie); a sister in law, Lillie McDougald; and her favorite granddaughter, Sara McDougald.