Gloria Elizabeth (McDonald) Vinson

Born: Thu., Apr. 4, 1940
Died: Sat., Jul. 22, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 24, 2017
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Jul. 25, 2017
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Gloria Elizabeth McDonald Vinson

Gloria Elizabeth McDonald Vinson, age 77, of White Plains, GA passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at her residence with her loved ones. Born in Greensboro, GA, on April 4, 1940, she was the daughter of Olly Mae Chasteen McDonald and the late Clarence McDonald. Gloria graduated from Greensboro High School. On October 31, 1959, she married James Reuben “Jim” Vinson, Sr. For a while she worked for DeKalb Medical Center, Inc. in accounting.  She served her community by volunteering for many years. One of her greatest enjoyments was visiting the local nursing homes and sharing something with each resident. Gloria loved spending time with family and friends, doing for others, cooking and working with flowers. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro which she dearly loved.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Vinson of White Plains, GA; mother, Olly McDonald of Rome, GA; a son, Mike Vinson of White Plains, GA; brother Pete McDonald of Rome, GA; and many close friends.  In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her son, James R. Vinson, Jr.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Mark Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642.  Serving as pallbearers are Bill Benton, Ron Hopkins, Tim McCommons, Dick Morman, Bill Strom, and Will Strom. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 McCommons Funeral Home.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA (706) 453-2626 is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register. 

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Jane Cobb
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
My love, prayers and deepest sympathy to your family. Jane Cobb

Mr. & Mrs. Terry Cantrell
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
Praying for each of you during this difficult time. May God give you peace, comfort and love. Deepest Sympathy.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell

Judy Satterfield Nichols
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear about Gloria. Sending prayers to Olly and Pete and family.

Rosalyn Thomas Dixon
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
So sorry to hear about Gloria. Prayers extended to Olly and Pete and THE rest of Family.

Rosalyn Thomas Dixon
1021 Thomas St.
Greensboro, Georgia 30642

Elaine Barnes Bowman
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Gloria's death. Miss Olly, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I think of Gloria often and I will always remember her as a friend in high school and remember all the fun we had.

David & Jan Hallman
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
Mike & Family,

So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

David & Jan Hallman
Josh and Robert

Ed Stone
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
Our sincere condolences go out to Jim, Pete, Her Mother and family. Gloria was a dear sweet classmate at Greensboro High School. She will leave a big void in this World. Comforting prayers go out to the family.

Douglas Reynolds
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
Jim please no that our prayers and thoughts are with you in this trying time.

Bill and Kay Benton
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
Jim and Mike, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace in your many wonderful memories of Gloria. We are thankful that she is in God's care and all is well. May God's peace be with you.

Esther Hatcher Prescott
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
I was so saddened to hear about Gloria's passing. To Aunt Olly, Pete and the rest of the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest and most sincere condolences.

Esther Hatcher Prescott
San Diego, California

Maner and Marjorie Ellenberg
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Dear Jim and Mike,
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Gloria was such a lovely, kind, thoughtful, friend in high school. I have always loved her mother, Ms. Olly. Ms. Olly is such a sweet, generous, loving, friend who tries to help everyone. What a wonderful family! You have our deepest sympathy.