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Readie Donaldson

May 5, 1932 — January 22, 2022


Clyde – Readie Crane Donaldson, 89, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Haywood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Readie was a native of Georgia and a daughter of the late Pete and Mae Smith Crane.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Horace Donaldson, who died in 1991; two daughters, Judith Ann Donaldson and Susan Annette Wyatt; two brothers; and one sister.  Readie was a wonderful homemaker and a devout mother and grandmother.

She is survived by two daughters, Ronell Murphey of Waynesville and Debbie Donaldson of Clyde; two sons-in-law, Danny Davis and Tony Wyatt; one sister, Mary Rhinehart; seven grandchildren, Billy, Shane, Alisha, Rita, Toni, Pete, and Ethan; twelve great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022 at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Ray Shepard officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 pm prior to the service at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.

The care of Mrs. Donaldson has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, January 28, 2022

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Hwy, Canton, NC 28716

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Graveside Service

Friday, January 28, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Crawford - Ray Memorial Gardens, Clyde


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