Dr. James Macdonald III, 79, of Clinton, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at his home. Born in Columbia on Dec. 20, 1924, he was a son of James and Margaret Macdonald. He was married to the former Lucia Murchison Jenkins of Charleston for 46 years until her death in 1999. A former member of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, Dr. Macdonald was a 1949 graduate of The Citadel and the Medical College of South Carolina, now known as the Medical University of South Carolina. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the 8th Air Force, 305th Bomb Group, based in England. Dr. Macdonald practiced medicine in Clinton for 46 years and served as a physician for Presbyterian College for 44 years. He was past president of Laurens County Medical Society, a former chief of staff of Bailey Memorial Hospital and a member of the South Carolina Medical Association. As a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, he served as Junior and Senior Warden and was chairman of the organ committee. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Claude H. (Jenks) Howe III of Clinton, Mrs. Thomas B. (Margaret) Myers of Camden and Mrs. Dana L. (Lib) Harkness of Rock Hill; seven grandchildren, Mac and Hamilton Howe, Thomas, Jordan and Patrick Myers, Elizabeth and Margaret Harkness; and a sister, Mrs. Alfred W. (Betty Wray) Jones Jr. of St. Simons, Ga. He was predeceased by one brother, retired USAF Lt. Col. Robert W. Macdonald. Services will be held at 2 p.m.today at All Saints Episcopal Church in Clinton, followed by a committal service at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Columbia. The family will be at his home on Elm Street in Clinton. Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, 505 Calvert Ave., Clinton, SC 29325 or to a charity of one`s choice. Gray Funeral Home-Clinton is in charge.
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