Funeral services will be held on Thursday July 1, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Pastor Edward Newsome and Reverend Perry Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Andy Walden, Charles Walden, Clay Walden, Jeff Walden, Gozie Walden and Bobby Sammons.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, George T. McDonald and her son Joel T. McDonald.
Survivors include her daughter, Gloria Peluso of Gibson, GA; granddaughter, Stacy Page (Donald) and grandson, Christopher McDonald both of Augusta; great-grandchildren, Hadley Elizabeth and Aidan Thomas McDonald; brothers, J.C. Walden of Waynesboro, GA and James L. Walden of Wrens, GA; sisters, Ogle Sammons of Edgehill, GA, Ethel Newsome of Belvedere, SC and Annette Marschie of Oakfield, WI and other nieces and nephews.
Mrs. McDonald was born August 9, 1923 in Edgehill, GA to the late Gozie and Jeannie Hawkins Walden. She lived in Glascock County until 1952 when she moved to Augusta, GA where she lived for 30 years before returning to Glascock County in 1985. She was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was lovingly known by all as “Nanny Mac”. She was a founding member of Edgehill First Church of God and a previous member of Southgate Baptist Church in Augusta for 25 years. She retired from John P. King Mfg., Company as a seamstress and worked as a home health care aide after retirement.
Memorials may be made to Edgehill First Church of God P.O. Box 87 Gibson, GA 30810 c/o Gloria Peluso.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.