Thomasville Times Enterprise

November 30, 2013

Dorothy Louise McKinnon MacDonald


THOMASVILLE — Dorothy Louise McKinnon MacDonald, 79, died Nov. 27, 2013, at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Ga. She was born in Thomasville, Ga., on Sept. 14, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Louise Swift McKinnon and Charles Wilson McKinnon Sr. She graduated from Thomasville High School and was married in 1954 to Marvin Glen Heath of Fort Wayne, Ind., who survives. She later married Donald John MacDonald of Miami, Fla., who preceded her in death. She is survived by her three sons, Charles Glen Heath and his wife Joy, Bradley Howard Heath and his wife Beth, and Stanton McKinnon Heath and his wife Linda, all from the Atlanta and Canton area. She is also survived by her twin brother, Charles Wilson McKinnon Jr. and his wife, Ann, of Thomasville; a brother, James Orin McKinnon, preceded her in death. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Megan Heath Prendergast, Ashley Heath Clover, Holly Heath, Justin Heath, Charlie Heath, Courtney Heath, Brett Neidlinger, Dylan Munsey, Veronica Munsey; three great-grandchildren, Patricia Heath, Jackson Prendergast, and Laura Clover, also survive. Nephews and nieces surviving include Bill McKinnon of Birmingham, Ala., Elizabeth McKinnon Edge of Greenville, S.C., and Fran McKinnon Herndon of Thomasville. She is also survived by cousins, Robert S. McKinnon, of Baxley, Ga., Len V. McKinnon III of Columbus, Ga., and Betsy McKinnon Jones and Jack W. McKinnon of Tallahassee, Fla. A native of Thomasville, she returned to live in her hometown about 15 years ago where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a past member of the Thomasville Junior Service League. Recently, in June 2013, she moved to the Atlanta area to be near her three sons and grandchildren.  Interment will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Thomasville. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Donations for memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society or a charity of choice. The cancer society’s address is The American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718. Or they may be contacted by calling 1-800-227-2345 or at their web site, Guests may sign the online guest registry at — Allen and Allen Funeral Home