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James F. McDONALD

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McDONALD, James F. James F. McDonald, age 73, of Acworth, Ga. Passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Heritage Hospice after a long valiant battle with cancer. Preceded in death by his parents, Rowena and Herbert McDonald, Jim is survived by his wife Karen, sons, Steven, Blue Ridge, GA, Col. James McDonald, Denver, CO, Kenneth, Acworth GA, daughter, Jerri Lynn Shirley, Canton, GA, stepdaughters, Laura Ashley (Benjamin) Herrera, Canton, GA, Shawna Olsen, Panama City, FL, sisters, Barbara (Don) Goodman, Jacksonville, FL., Brenda (Sam) Lord, Buford, GA, brother, Michael (Tony) (Tracy) McDonald, Gastonia, NC, thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. Jim graduated from Murphy High School, Atlanta, GA in 1957. Jim will be remembered as a devoted servant of the Lord, having graduated with a Ph.D. in Ministry in Theology from Covington Theological Seminary in Aug. 2001. He also served honorably as a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Marine Corp. He retired from Bell South/AT&T. Jim's last act for the Lord before his death was to form a charity for victims of abuse called "Rachael's Rest" in August 2012. Full military service will be held at Summit Baptist Church on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation at South Canton Funeral Home, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, 5:00-8:00 pm. Interment will be held at Canton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made at www.RachaelsRest.org.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 16, 2013
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