BOGART – James “Bud” McDonald, 81, died Friday, December 10, 2010, following a period of declining health.
Born in Rutherford, N.C., he was the son of the late Tom and R M McElhannon McDonald. He was the retired owner and co-founder of Mi Lo Ready Mixed Concrete of Athens and the founder and pastor of Abundant Life Fellowship of Jefferson. Mr. McDonald was preceded in death by a son, Terry Parten; and brother, Euell McDonald.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Dills McDonald, Bogart; sons, Darrell Kennedy, John Parten, James McDonald and Ray McDonald, all of Bogart, Steve McDonald, Statham, Mike Parten, Winder, Royce Parten, Colbert ; daughters, Wanda McGuire, Bogart, Donna Hanna, Statham; sister, Oveal Perry, Statham; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 13, at 2 p.m., from the Abundant Life Fellowship with the Revs. Harold Parker and William Whitfield officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. on Monday. Honored as pallbearers will be Kyle Coleman, Josh Hanna, Charles Meaders, Mitch Meaders, Lewis McDonald, Tobye Payne, and T.J. Parten.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.