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Mary Douglas McDonald

Mary Douglas Porterfield McDonald, 79, of Kimballton, VA died Friday, December 18, 2010 at Lewis-Gale Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg. She was born December 10, 1931 in Newport, VA to the late Douglas and Effie Hix Porterfield. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Martha McDonald Moretz. Mary Doug was a devoted wife to G B McDonald for 57 years where she assisted with managing the family farm and preparing delicious meals. Her home was always open to the many animals that needed special care or that her children decided to bring in She was very proud of her family, her children and grandchildren, always willing to listen and share stories about them. She never met a stranger. She was a graduate of Newport High School, attended Pembroke High School and Radford College. She was employed at the Giles County Extension Office and Giles Farm Bureau Co-op. She was a member of Big Stoney Methodist Church, Pembroke United Methodist Women and the McComas Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy where she held various offices.

She is survived by her husband GB; her daughter Rebecca (Becky) Frame and her husband Edsel (Bub) Frame, Jr. of Christiansburg; her son-in-law Perry Moretz of Pembroke; her grandchildren Erin Moretz of Pembroke, Bryan Moretz of Blacksburg, and Sarah Frame of Christiansburg; her brother Francis (John) Porterfield and wife Lois of Blacksburg as well as her loving extended family.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 22 at 11:00 AM in Pembroke First United Methodist Church, 5908 Virginia Avenue, Pembroke, with the Ref Ted Anders and the Rev Rob Lough officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends Tuesday December 21 at Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8PM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Big Stoney United Methodist Church in care of Donna Altizer, 3993 Gravely Hill Road, Ripplemead, VA 24150. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.


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