Mr. John Thomas "Tom" McDonald, SR, age 89, of Summerville, GA died Saturday, August 1, 2009 at Redmond Regional Medical Center.

Mr. McDonald was born July 30, 1920 in Gaylesville, AL, the son of the late John McDonald and Era Van Pelt McDonald. He was a member of Horizon Baptist Fellowship and was retired from Riegel Textile. Mr. McDonald was a veteran of the United States Army.

Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife Pauline Ruth McDonald; a son, Dr. John Thomas McDonald, JR., Minneapolis, MN; and a sister, Grace Edwards, Trion, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Monday, August 3, 2009 at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger McDonald and Rev. Scott Quinn officiating. Burial will follow in West Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Salmon, Bobby Hawkins, Bill Elsberry, Ruben & Thelma Johnson, Danny Jennings, Thelma Casey, and Dr. Wayne Richey.

Mr. McDonald will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Sunday.