Donald “Donnie”/“Big D” James Mashburn died peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the age of 73 at his home on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

He was born November 28, 1946, in New Orleans to parents Jack and Sadie Pugh Mashburn.

Donnie is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Carol Stratton Mashburn, his children Beth (Eric) Hook, Donnie (Jennie) Mashburn, Billy Mashburn, Mark (Jenny) Mashburn and Melanie (Josh) Taylor, and grandchildren Emma, John, Abby, Jack, Kyle, Molly, Max, Marcus, Nolan, Ethan, and Katie;

Brothers John, Tim, Bill, Richie (Denise) Mashburn, sister Rita Mashburn, sisters-in-laws Elleen and Gwen Mashburn, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Sadie Mashburn, sister Helen Janet (Bill) Penton, and brothers Pat and Mike Mashburn.

Donnie was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and volunteered at North Oaks where he was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in 2012.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Family requests memorials to be made to Albany Community Church, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, St Joseph’s Abbey, or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to N.A. James Funeral Home.

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Donnie was my best childhood friend. We spent many nights at each others house playing every game imageable which included shooting bb guns (at each other), jumping off roofs into a stand of cane and of course going to movies. We once were going to cut each others hair but after I saw the mess I had done on poor Donnie, we laughed and laughed. I declined on cutting my hair; Sadie was not amused and sent Donnie straight to the barber. Donnie was a fine man of the first order and I will miss him forever.

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