Arthur Allen McDonald, Jr., 88, longtime Durham attorney, died December 27, 2007. Mr. McDonald was born February 15, 1919, the son of the late Arthur A. and Mary Reade McDonald.
He lived in Lillington, N.C. until moving to Durham in 1931. He was a graduate of Durham High School, Class of 1938. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941 to 1946. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1947 and the University of Richmond Law School in 1952.
He began his practice of law in Durham in 1953, with his father. He was a member of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church and the Spence-Kale Bible Class.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eleanor Anne White McDonald, his son Arthur A. McDonald, III, his brother the Reverend Walter N. McDonald of Louisburg, N.C., his sisters Dr. Ruth Vingiello of Monroe, Louisiana, and Flora Dean of Raleigh, N.C. His sister Alice M. Davis and an infant sister, Katherine McDonald, predeceased him. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral service will be held Monday December 31 at 11 A.M. at the chapel of the Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, with the Reverend Jim Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 3 to 5 PM Sunday, December 30, at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be his nephews and cousins: Rhodney Reade, Jr., Neill A. McDonald, Robert McDonald, John McDonald, Fred McDonald Dean, Richard McDonald Davis, George McDonald and Neill F. McDonald. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Spence-Kale Bible Class and the Westwood Westerners.
The family suggests that contributions may be made to Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, 504 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701 or the charity of your choice.