Mary Ham Cosby McDonald of County Road 57 North in Abbeville died early Thursday morning, Sept. 6, 2007, at her home. She was 66. Funeral services will be Saturday in Holman-Abbeville Mortuary Chapel at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ray S. Reiley, Wiregrass Hospice Chaplain Tim Stevenson and Mr. Sam Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilgrims Rest Free Will Baptist Cemetery near Abbeville. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the mortuary in Abbeville. At other times, the family will be at the home of daughter, Cathy Owens, 405 Ward Drive in Abbeville. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Wiregrass Hospice of Eufaula, 831 W. Washington Street, Eufaula, AL 36027. Mrs. McDonald was born and reared near Malone, Fla., in Jackson County. She was the daughter of the late Gus Louis Ham and Eula Mae Howard Dekle. Mrs. McDonald lived near Ashford before moving to Abbeville in 1970. She was formerly employed by the Best Western Inn in Abbeville as desk clerk. Mrs. McDonald was preceded in death by a brother, C. W. Ham. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving relatives include her husband John Thomas (Tommy) McDonald in Abbeville; three daughters, Cathy Owens and husband Tracy Owens, Connie Hartzog, Cindy Glover and husband Joel Glover, all of Abbeville; four stepdaughters, Kathy Burris of Abbeville, Teresa Coleman and husband Curtis Coleman in Byron, Ga., Karen McDonald of Panama City, Fla., Kim Suggs and husband Walter Suggs of Columbia; her stepfather, Harold Dekle of Malone, Fla.; a sister, Jean Huckaby and husband Buddy Huckaby of Gordon; two brothers, Hayes Ham and wife Ruth Ham of Malone and George Dekle of Malone; six grandchildren, Chris Owens, Kaci Granberry and husband Grant Granberry, Corey Owens, Phillip Hartzog, Whitney Glover and Kendall Glover; 13 stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren, Madison Granberry and Brantley Hartzog; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Ann Ham, Wanda and Hayward Houston, Wendell and Jeanine McDonald, Tony and Grace McDonald. Serving as active pallbearers will be Joel Glover, Tracy Owens, Greg Hartzog, Grant Granberry, David Scoggins and Stan Kilpatrick. Holman-Abbeville Mortuary, (334) 585-5261, is in charge of arrangements.
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