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Vanara Leigh “Tincy” McDonald, age 96 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018.  She was born March 27, 1922 in Fostoria, Texas to parents Hillery Francis and Frankie Elvira Miller Lakey who preceded her in death along with her two husbands, Ray Garrett Price and Russell Ward McDonald, Sr.; sisters, Frankie, Lucille, Flossie, Jessie Fay, and Dorothy B.; and son-in-law, Doug Sanders.


Survivors include her sons, Charles Reece Price, and Russell Ward “Scooter” McDonald, Jr. and wife Debbie; daughter, Paula Sanders; grandchildren, Lisa, Kim, Penny, Jimi, Jenny, Misty and husband Jay, Sean and wife LaDonna, Cody and wife Tawnya, and Ashley; 20 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends.


Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Services will follow starting at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Pace Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens, Cleveland, Texas.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Cleveland Health Care Center.  There are too many individuals to name, but you know who you are. You cooked for her, did her clothes, helped her shower, made her bed (the way she wanted it!), dispensed her meds, checked on her after your shift was over, sat and talked with her when she was depressed, and too many other things to mention.  Thank you for loving and caring for our mother. We couldn’t have done it without you.


To Dee, thank you for your love and for always making her hair look beautiful.  She told me that if she died before she got her perm to tell you to ‘twist it up tight!’! Well, she got her perm, and it was just what she wanted!






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