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Funeral Services for Herbert Dewey Donalson of Thomasville will be held today at Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home at 3:00p.m. the Rev. Douglas Halstead officiating. Pallbearers will be Hunter Donalson, Hayden Donalson, Wesley Donalson, Ken Wiggins, Danny Wiggins, Chad Johnson and Todd Johnson. Herbert was born December 31, 1938 in Grady County, Georgia to the late Oscar Herman Donalson and Nannie Baggett Donalson. He was married to Martha Johnson Donalson on November 27, 1965 and worked as a farmer and worked for Sunnyland Foods for thirty-five years as a Data Processer and served in the Army National Guard. A member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Cairo, a Mason of Lodge 369 in Thomasville, and Hasan Temple, Mr. Donalson died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Camellia Gardens of Life Care in Thomasville. He was preceded in death by brothers, Willie C. Donalson, Herman Donalson, Marion Donalson, and a sister Doris Haire. He is survived by his wife Martha Donalson of Thomasville, children, Dewey Donalson and wife Shannon of Thomasville, John Donalson and wife Erin of Camilla, Allen Donalson and wife Amanda of Thomasville, and Marsha Evans and husband Michael of Charleston, SC; grandchildren, Hunter Donalson, Hayden Donalson, Wesley Donalson, Raina Donalson, Ashlyn Donalson, and Micahlyn Donalson; sisters, Laverne Wiggins of Havana, FL, Thelma Carlton of Lakeland, FL, and Virginia Andrews of Colquitt. Memorials may be made to Lives Without Limits P.O. Box 1652, Thomasville, GA 31799. Guests may register online at www.whiddonshiverfuneralhome.com
Published on January 2, 2018
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