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Gordon Ross "Red" McDonald

NEWBERRY — Gordon Ross "Red" McDonald, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at his residence.

Born on Dec. 23, 1938, in Augusta, Ga., he was a son of the late Clyde and Lilly Ross McDonald. He was the retired owner of Red's Welding and was a member of Cross Point Church.

Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife, Rita Flowers McDonald; daughters, Brenda (Dave) Wiley of Prosperity and Delores (Guerry) Mayer of Newberry; grandchildren, Brittany (Buddy) Horton, Nathan (Sloan) Mayer and Kaylee Mayer and a great-granddaughter, Hannah Horton. He was predeceased by a son, Mike McDonald and brothers, Paul McDonald and Jimmy McDonald.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jeff O'Dell. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made Cross Point Church c/o Wendy Gaines, 1523 Trent Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Brehmer, David Senn, Kenny Flowers, Ken Flowers, Curtis Watts, Larry Bryant, Aubrey White and Rick Long.

McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. A memorial message may be written to the family at

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Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2013