Mr. Fred Thomas "Freddy" McDonald, age 71, of Centre, AL died Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Floyd Medical Center.Mr. McDonald was born August 23, 1937 in Cherokee County, AL the son of the late Jim McDonald and Grace Warren McDonald. He was retired from Defender Cleaning Service.

 Other than his parents, Mr. McDonald was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Elrod McDonald, daughter, Shelia Mobbs; sister, Ruth Carter; brothers, Kenneth McDonald, Ralph McDonald, and Gary McDonald.

Survivors include his children, James Eugene McDonald, Deborah Nixon, and Vickie Rich; sisters, Helen Cranmore, Martha Jo Drake, and Becky Brown; brothers, Robert McDonald and Ronnie McDonald; 12 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren; and 1 Great Great Grandchild.

 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Micky Skates and Rev. Greg Locklear officiating. Burial will follow in Lyerly Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be B. J. Rich, Charles Daggett, Dewayne Daggett, Cory Rose, Edward Sitton, Jack Rich, and Nicky Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Mobbs, Freddy Rich, Phillip Nixon, and Friends of Mt. Vernon Mills

. Mr. McDonald will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009.Mason Funeral Home is directing. For guestbook, please go online to