James A. McDonald

Published 11:49 am Monday, April 2, 2012

Jan. 13, 1940 –

Mar. 31, 2012

Mr. James A. “Speed” McDonald, 72, of Sumner, Ga. died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at his residence as a result of an accident.

The graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the McDonald Family Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at their residence, 336 Chapman Road, Sumner, Ga., or immediately following the graveside services Tuesday.

Mr. McDonald was born on Jan. 13, 1940, to the late Dan and Ethelma Paulk McDonald in Worth County, Ga., where he has lived all his life. Mr. McDonald was a self-employed electrician and a graduate of Sumner High School, Class of 1959, and later graduated from Moultrie Technical College. He was a member of the Young Farmers Association, enjoyed working with his dogs, and loved mullet fishing, dancing and conversation with his friends.

Survivors include his wife Karen Hawkins McDonald of Sumner; son, Greg McDonald (Merreann) of Bainbridge; grandchildren, Taylor, Grant and Brandi McDonald; brothers, Thomas McDonald (Ginger) of Sumner, Glen McDonald (Doris) of Sumner; sisters, Linda Adams of Hoschton, Ga., Melba Knight (Clark) of Tifton, Ga., and Karen Roberts (Lee) of Albany, Ga.

For those desiring, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 323 Pine Ave., Albany, GA 31701, or to your favorite charity.

Banks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.