Donald Horne Obituary

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In Memory of

Donald W. Horne

August 18, 1935 - March 28, 2014
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Donald William Horne, 78, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 28, 2014. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Memorial services and Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014, 2:00 pm at Vineville Baptist Church, with Rev. Jack Gregory and Rev. Jeff Allred officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Madison Street entrance. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to be made to: Vineville Baptist Church at 2591 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204; The Gideon's International at 524 Poplar St., Macon, GA 31201; Pine Pointe...
Donald William Horne, 78, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 28, 2014. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Memorial services and Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014, 2:00 pm at Vineville Baptist Church, with Rev. Jack Gregory and Rev. Jeff Allred officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Madison Street entrance.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to be made to: Vineville Baptist Church at 2591 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204; The Gideon's International at 524 Poplar St., Macon, GA 31201; Pine Pointe Hospice at 6261 Peake Rd., Macon, GA 31210 or Agape Hospice at 3312 Northside Dr., Macon, GA 31210.

Don was born in Live Oak, FL to the late Homa Judson Horne, and Allie Welch Horne. He graduated from Suwanee High School in Live Oak, FL and Northwest Petroleum Institution in Oregon, and he attended Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, and was a veteran of the Korean War. Don lived in Waycross, GA before being transferred to Macon, GA, in 1960, as the Georgia State Representative of Colonial Oil Company. He formed his own business Lucky Oil Company; which he owned and operated until retirement.

Don was a member of Vineville Baptist Church, and served 42 years as an usher and 41 years as a Deacon. He served on various committees and was a member of Wil Platt's Sunday school class. He served for four years on the Board of Directors for the Affiliated Baptist Hospital Inc. as well as the Board of Directors for the Georgia Independent Oilmen's Association, and the Southeastern Independent Oilmen Association. He was a lifetime member of the Georgia Oilmen's Association. Don served as a Gideon through Gideons International and was a member of the Macon Exchange Club and the Howard Community Club.

The family sincerely thanks both Agape Hospice and Pine Pointe Hospice for their support and care. As well as his loving caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care to include, Sallie Cornelius, Shalanda Goolsby, Stephanie Griffin and Sandra Tipton.

Don loved serving his Lord, his family and his community. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Don is survived by his wife of 44 years, Rita Horne, daughter, Holly Swanson (Seth) Tallahassee, FL, son, Stephen Horne (Rachel) Russellville, AR, and granddaughter, Mackenzie Swanson. His sister, Mary Nordmann, of Gainesville, FL; brothers, Tom Horne and H.J. Horne of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Calvin Horne of Elm City, NC; and brother, Ira Horne of Live Oak, FL.

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