PELHAM -- Mr. Marvin McDonald, 97, of Pelham, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012 at his residence.

Born in Morgan County, GA on November 3, 1914 to the late Charlie Fletcher and Susie Harper McDonald, he was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church. He was a lifetime farmer and was retired from Blue Bird Body Company in Ft. Valley, GA. He was married to Lorene Reynolds Dawson McDonald.

He is survived by wife Lorene Reynolds Dawson McDonald of Pelham; daughter, Flossie Chapman of Byron; son, Anthony M. McDonald and wife, Marie Carol, of Eloy, Arizona; grandchildren, Alise Drawhorn, Geoffrey Chapman, Timothy Chapman, Tara Helms, Carla Woodward, Anthony M. Chapman, Jr., Kimberly M. Taylor and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two former wives, one child, parents and eight siblings.

Visitation for the Pelham area will be held on Monday, March 19, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church and will be officiated by Rev. Doug Hall. Charles Humphries, Louie Adams, Les Pollock, Stan Hurst, Randall Poitevint, Danny Cox, Dalton Tucker and Troy Pearson are active pallbearers.

Visitation for the Ft. Valley, GA area will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Fort Valley, GA.

Funeral services will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church. Rev. Travis Harrison will officiate the services. Dennis Drawhorn, Doyle Connell, Donnie Connell, Larry Cox, Daniel Whitehead and Robert Williams will serve as active pallbearers for the service. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Ft. Valley, GA.

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