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Marlene McDonald

December 25, 1936 — May 25, 2012

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Marlene Hadden McDonald

Augusta, GA  – Marlene Virginia Hadden McDonald, 75, loving wife of 56 yrs to William T. “Mac” McDonald, entered into rest Friday evening, May 25, 2012 at Mission Hospital in Asheville NC.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Reedy Creek Baptist Church with Rev. John Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Marlene was one of three children born to the late Mary Ellen Davis Hadden and the late Benjamin Franklin Hadden in Stapleton where she grew up. After marrying the love of her life she made her home in Augusta. She was an active member of Reedy Creek Baptist Church in Stapleton where she was the song leader.  She loved to sing—this soothed her soul. She also liked to cook for her family and friends.  This godly woman with her kind, gentle spirit will be greatly missed.
Marlene is also preceded in death by her siblings, Glenwood Hoyt “Tug” Hadden and Patricia Ann Hadden Wall. Other survivors include her children, Alan Wayne McDonald, Barbara Denise M. Spivey (Jimmy) and Brian Keith McDonald; 7 grandchildren, Melanie, Sheri, Amanda, Lauren, Georgia, Marlene and C. J.; 6 great grandchildren, Madeline, Zachary, Moses, Brody, Katelyn and Ricardo; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.  Pallbearers will be Jimmy Kelly, Robert Riggenbach, Dennis Robinson, Leo Sanchez, Chris Usry and Jimmy Wren. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Arturo Mata, Paul Mason, Lester Allen and Otis Spence.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home Tuesday evening, May 29, 2012, from 6:00-8:00PM.
The family request memorial contributions be made to Reedy Creek Building Fund, c/o Carolyn New, Lakeview Dr, Wrens, GA 30833.
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow

I don’t know about tomorrow,
I just live from day to day;
I don’t borrow from its sunshine, for its skies may turn to gray;
I don’t worry o’er the future, for I know what Jesus said,
And today I’ll walk beside Him, for He knows what is ahead.

Many things about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand;
But I know who holds tomorrow, And I know who holds my hand.

Every step is getting brighter as the golden stairs I climb;
Every burden’s getting lighter, every cloud is silver lined;
There the sun is always shining, there no tear will dim the eye;
At the ending of the rainbow where the mountains touch the sky

I don’t know about tomorrow, it may bring me poverty;
But the one who feeds the sparrow is the one who stands by me.
And the path that be my portion, may be thru the flame or flood
But  His presence goes before me,
And I’m covered with His blood

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