Saturday 23 Jun 2018


Gerthia Irene Ferrell McDonald

February 26, 95, formerly of PrincetonGerthia McDonald

Gerthia Irene Ferrell McDonald, 95, formerly of Princeton, died Wednesday morning at Smithfield Manor.  She was born February 25, 1919 and was the daughter of the late William Anderson Ferrell and Betty Lela Capps Ferrell.  She was the widow of Clifton (Bud) McDonald and she was also predeceased by her brothers; Anderson Jr., Clifton and George Ferrell and sisters; Ethel Flowers, Ruby Holland, Peggy Outland and Darlene Ferrell.

  She was a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was active with the Women’s Auxiliary.  She had many loves in her life including her family, gardening and flowers, and dancing.

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 3:00 pm Friday, February 28th at the chapel of Casey Funeral Home with the Reverend Norma Roberts officiating.  The Committal Service will be held at 11:00 Saturday, March 1st at Willow Dale Cemetery in Goldsboro.

She is survived by son; Harold McDonald Sr. and wife Hildur of Princeton, daughters; Shirley McDonald Holmes of Princeton, Beverly McDonald Brady and husband Stan of Goldsboro, Judy McDonald Tart and friend Norman Paquette of Kenly, brother-in-law Reverend Gene Outland and sister-in-law; Barbara Ferrell, 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff members of Smithfield Manor for all the loving care and support shown to their mother during her stay.

Although flowers are welcome, the family suggests Memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 pm Friday at Casey Funeral and immediately following the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


  1. Sherry Howell, LPN, TEAM LEADER says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ms . Mcdonald was loved by many and she is now in paradise…..Heaven.

  2. Sherry Howell says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ms. Mcdonald was a beautiful person who was loved by many.


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