She was born in Etowah where she lived until 1944, at which time she moved to Cleveland where she and her late husband, Joseph F. Donaldson, were co-owners and operators of Donaldson Printing Co. After his death she moved to Greeneville where she has lived for the past several years.
She was a member and elder at First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland and an affiliate member of First Presbyterian Church of Greeneville.
She was a past president of Bradley County Home Demonstration Club and an assistant cashier at Merchants Bank in Cleveland. She served on the board of Cleveland Community Concerts and was a volunteer at Bradley Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: the Rev. Dr. Dan and Pat Donaldson of Greeneville and Dr. Joe and Meredith Donaldson of Columbia, Mo.; grandchildren: Heather Donaldson and Rachel Donaldson, both of Greeneville, Susanna Donaldson and Ann Morris of Iowa City, Iowa, Andrew Donaldson of Beverly, Mass., and Marylee Donaldson of Columbia, Mo.; brother, A.T. Grayson of Athens; sister-in-law, Pat Grayson of Lenoir City; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the daughter of the late Frank and Swannie McGhee Grayson. She was preceded in death, in addition to her husband, by four sisters: Kathryn Harrod, Jean Snyder, Mildred Lay and Geraldine Erwin; and three brothers: Calvin Grayson, Robert Grayson, and Joe Grayson.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church in Greeneville with the Rev. James Mays and Dr. Joseph Tanner officiating. There will be a gathering of friends and family in the Simon Room of First Presbyterian Church following the service.
Interment will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fort Hill Cemetery in Cleveland.
It is requested that friends, who would like to join the family for the committal service, meet at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at Fort Hill Cemetery in Cleveland. Following the committal, there will be a gathering of friends and family in the narthex of First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland.
There will be no formal visitation. Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday.
Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home in Greeneville is in charge of arrangements.
Her pallbearers will be Heather Donaldson, Rachel Donaldson, Susanna Donaldson, Ann Morris, Andrew Donaldson, and Marylee Donaldson.
The staff of Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Greeneville will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, 433 North Ocoee St., Cleveland TN 37311 or to the First Presbyterian Church of Greeneville, 110 North Main St., Greeneville TN 37743.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kiserrosehillfuneralhome.com.