Mrs. Patsy McDonald, age 70, of Oxford passed away at her home surrounded by her family Sunday, January 20, 2013. She was born August 30, 1942 in Covington to the late John and Mary Ruth Hall Rutledge. A longtime employee of Oxford College Patsy loved her job and the people she worked with over her 28 year career. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. The love of her life was her family, and she was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Adrian McDonald.
Mrs. McDonald is survived by her children and their spouses; Stacy and Danetta McDonald of Monticello, Mark and Misty McDonald of Social Circle, Brandon and Robin McDonald of Oxford and Andrea McDonald of Marietta, her siblings Patricia Ann and Jessie Boling of TN, Sara and Doug Miller of TN, Susan and David Wilbanks of Covington, Rita and Kenny Carswell of MI, and John Hewell of Covington along 11 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and close friends.
Graveside services will be held for Mrs. McDonald at 2 O'clock, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Oxford Historical Cemetery with Reverend Lyn Pace, officiating. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make contributions to the Sammy Clark Scholarship Fund at Oxford College in her honor. Those donations may be made by phone to 770-784-8310. J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, 2157 East Street SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of arrangements. www.harwellfuneralhome.com