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Donald Albert Dally, WO USMC, (Ret.)

August 12, 1929 — February 16, 2024

Albany

Donald Albert Dally, WO USMC, (Ret.)

Donald Albert Dally, WO USMC (Ret.), 94, of Albany, GA, died February 16, 2024 at his residence surrounded by family.  Memorial services will be held Friday, February 23, 2024 at 2:00 pm at Mathews Funeral Home.  Rev. Carl Dunn will officiate and the USMC Honor Guard will provide Military Honors.


Mr. Dally was born in Burt, Iowa on August 12, 1929 to Albert and Lucinda Dally.  He grew up in St. Francis, KS and Los Angeles, CA where he graduated from Los Angeles City High School in 1947.  Immediately after High School he joined the United States Marine Corps and served for twenty years and 1 month, retiring in 1967.

Mr. Dally moved to Albany, GA in 1966, retired from the Marine Corps in 1967 and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1973. Outside of the Marine Corps, his favorite job was while employed with the Parks of Chehaw as the Senior Naturalist from 1987 until 1999 where he continued to volunteer until 2013.  Mr. Dally was a member of Radium Springs Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, camping, going to movies and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Ruth Dally and a son, Lance Albert Dally.

Survivors include his children, Tim (Renee’) Dally of Fredericksburg, VA, Candace Dally Macheers of Leesburg, GA, Mark (Medora) of South Dakota and Deborah Dally (Greg) Ward of Leesburg, GA, his step-children, Fred Edens of Lawrenceville, GA, Jane Edens (Doug) Waller of Kissimmee, FL and Arvel (Nancy) Edens of Bluffton, SC and five grandchildren, Jessica Maine (Mike) Akins, Dale Albert Maine, Chet M. Maine, Zachary (Lindsey) Dally and Morgan Dally. Step-grandchildren Stephen Edens, Amanda Edens Barnett, Erin Edens (Daniel) Stewart, Alicia Waller (Sammy) Wyatt, Michael (Jessie) Edens, Joshua Edens, Veronica Percival (Stefan)Torres Gabriel (Meghan) Percival and Blake Ward.  Mr. Dally had a host of step-great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm before the service at Mathews Funeral Home.

Those desiring to make memorials in lieu of flowers for Mr. Dally please consider “Barney’s Run, P O Box 70111, Albany, GA 31708.

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