Donna Darity (Hale) - Class Of 1968

Donna Darity (Hale)

Donna Darity Hale, 67, of Macon, Georgia, was welcomed into the glories of heaven on January 28, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was a devoted follower of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, faithful wife of 42yrs to Van Hale, loving mother, and special “Nonna”. Her heart was always with her grandchildren – she loved making each visit special.

A long-time member of Ingleside Baptist Church, she rocked many babies, served as director of VBS, facilitated a Grandparents as Parents support group, and was a member of the G.I.F.T. Sunday School Class. She earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, was a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and RPT Supervisor. She loved children and often said, “I love my job – I get to go to work and play in the sand all day!” She worked at Sav-A-Life, River Edge Behavioral Health Center, Hephzibah Children’s Home, and Crossroads Counseling Center. Donna was a charter member of the Macon Shag Dance Club. She was also an avid quilter, enjoying many trips and quilting sessions with a special group of friends, “The Stichin’ Sisters”.

Survivors: Husband, Van C. Hale, III, of Macon, GA; Son, V. Cody (Caroline) Hale, IV, of Athens, GA; Son, Benjamin D. (Courtney) Hale, of Athens, GA; Son, Pierce D. (Katie) Hale, of Marietta, GA; Brother, Hugh Franklin Darity, of Macon, GA; Sister, Terri (Perry) Floros, of Ventura, CA; Sister, Susan (Lee) Massey, of Macon, GA; Grandchildren, Emmylou, Isaac, Hugh, Porter, Marie, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018, at 11:00AM, in the Chapel of Ingleside Baptist Church. Dr. Tim McCoy and Dr. Mark Hudgins will officiate. Burial will follow in the Georgia Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville, Georgia. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 6:00PM until 8:00PM, at Hart’s Mortuary at the Cupola. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Caring Solutions, 1044 Washington Ave Ste 104, Macon, GA 31201, Christian Broadcasting Network,, or to Crossroads Christian Counseling Center, 144 Pierce Ave, Macon, GA 31204.

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Hart’s Mortuary at the Cupola, 6324 Peake Road, has charge of arrangements.

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01/29/18 09:14 AM #1    

Nancy Sutton (Noble) (1968)

Donna was maybe the sweetest person I've ever known.  From school, girl scouts, high school,,,,,,,I'm so sorry to hear of her passing.  A beautiful person in every way.

Nancy Noble

I have a picture I'll post here of her from girl scouts.    It was a great group of girls and I was happy to have been included.


01/29/18 10:07 AM #2    

Deborah Davis (Bush) (1968)

Donna and I go way back.  She was such a kind, sweet person with a heart of gold.  She'll be greatly missed by all who knew her. You fought a long battle and now you are an Angel of God. Rest in Peace sweet friend.

Debbie Davis Bush

01/29/18 11:17 AM #3    

John Dupree (1968)

What a great gal. I was in her first grade class (Mrs Mizzell's) and a succession of 2 or 3 more in grammar school at Alex III and then on to MS-Lasseter. So very sorry to hear of Donna's passing. Thoughts are with her family.

01/30/18 06:17 PM #4    

Karen Ouzts (Petuskey) (1968)

I'm so sorry to hear that Donna passed away.  She and I worked together on the Lasseter Lantern.   I always enjoyed her cheerful grin and admired her graceful style.  Sending my condolences to her family... Karen 




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