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James Edward Donalson

James Edward Donalson

January 9, 2018

James Edward Donalson, 77, of Whigham, Ga., passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Mothers Home Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Mr. John Skeen officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to Mothers Home Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Willene Musgrove, 310 Adams Powell Road, Colquitt, GA 39837.

James Edward Donalson was born March 1, 1940, in Bainbridge, Ga., the son of Thomas Carter Donalson and Dattie B. Hutto Donalson. He lived in south Georgia most of his life and was Baptist by faith. James had a strong work ethic and often worked from sun up to sun down farming the land. When he caught a break, he would joy ride in his convertible.

Survivors include his son, Ron Donalson and his wife, Linda, of Florida; his siblings, Alvin Donalson and his wife, Betty, of Thomasville, Ga., Walter Donalson and his wife, Shirley, of Ochlocknee, Ga., and George Donalson and his wife, Virginia, also of Ochlocknee; his three grandchildren and his nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his siblings, Earnest Donalson, Marion Donalson, Jettie Donalson, Betty Kelly, Johnnie Mattie Donalson and Herbert Donalson.