In Memoriam


Jewell Ann Murphy-Donaldson
Jewell Ann Murphy-Donaldson
Class of 1953


Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - April 5, 1999

Ann Murphy Donaldson died March 31, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Mrs. Donaldson was born Oct. 19, 1934. She retired from Southern National Bank and was employed by Reading China. She loved to do handwork - either quilting or cross-stitch. She loved her family, especially her grandsons. Ann was a ''grandmother'' to all her wonderful neighbors.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Williams and her husband, Edwin, of Wingate, N.C., and Vickie Keith and her husband, Russell, of Huntsville, Ala.; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Burton Donaldson; two grandchildren, Wesley Burton Griffin of Wingate and Carlton ''Clipper'' Keith of Huntsville; three sisters, Genny Liles and Carol Gartman, both of Chesapeake, and Emma Morehead of Lake Gaston, N.C.; brother, Wayne Murphy of Lake Gaston; and a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Barbara Donaldson. Mrs. Donaldson was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Carl Murphy and Alger Ione Murphy, and her husband, Robert Burton Donaldson.

Joint funeral services were held for Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 1999, at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, with interment at Faulks Baptist Church Cemetery in Marshville, N.C.


Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - Monday, March 29, 1999

Author: AMES ALEXANDER, Staff Writer


A Matthews man was killed and seven others were injured Sunday morning when a van failed to obey a stop sign on a rural Union County road, the N.C. Highway Patrol said.


Robert Burton Donaldson , 66, of Fitzpatrick Lane, died in the collision with the van, authorities said. His wife, Ann Murphy Donaldson , was at Carolinas Medical Center late Sunday in critical condition.


Six Union County residents riding in other cars sustained less-serious injuries.


Frances D. Marshall, a Monroe resident who drove the van, was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.


The Highway Patrol said Marshall was traveling south on Old Pageland-Monroe Road about 11:30 a.m. when she failed to stop at a stop sign and blinking red light. Her van was struck by two vehicles traveling on White Store Road.


Marshall said she stopped at the intersection and saw no cars approaching, said Highway Patrol Trooper M.A. Marshburn. ``That's inconsistent with what we're hearing,'' Marshburn said.


Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - Wednesday, March 31, 1999

Robert Burton Donaldson , 66, of Matthews died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Union Regional Medical Center.


Funeral is Thursday, April 1, 1999 at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel with the Reverend Phillips McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Fox Baptist Church, Marshville. The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.


Mr. Donaldson was born June 21, 1932 in Portsmouth, VA. He retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service as a TSGT/E6. Mr. Donaldson retired later from the Atlantic Envelope Company also after 20 years of service. After he retired, Mr. Donaldson worked at Matthews Power Equipment as a mechanic. He was preceded in death by his father, Emmett Vaughn Donaldson .


Survivors include his wife, Ann Murphy Donaldson of Matthews; two daughters, Vickie Keith of Huntsville, AL and Susan Williams of Wingate; mother, Elizabeth Burton Donaldson of Portsmouth, VA; two grandchildren, Wesley Griffin of Wingate and Carlton ``Chipper'' Keith of Huntsville, AL; one brother, Paul Donaldson of Portsmouth, VA.


McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel is serving the family.