Loretta South McDonald (2018-07-06 16:33:40)

Loretta South McDonald of Charleston, South Carolina and Blowing Rock, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Hospice of Charleston, SC. with family close by.

Loretta was born in Boone, North Carolina to the late Austin Earnest and Ruth Carlton South,

She was a graduate of Watauga High School and a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Loretta was proud of her working career as Executive Assistant to the CEO of Paramount Parks in Charlotte, NC. After retirement, with her husband, she co-founded Power Partners, a Wind Energy Company. Loretta never met a stranger – saw the good in everyone – had a great sense of humor and led what she felt was a lucky and successful life. She had a wonderful flair for interior design and made lovely homes for her family and friends over the years, including her last 2 places of residence in Charleston, SC and in Blowing Rock, NC. She loved to travel and saw many beautiful places around the world with her husband Dick. Loretta was grateful to have a loving family and she lived a good life. She was full of grace and always gracious. She will live on forever in our hearts.

She is survived and will be greatly missed by her husband, Richard “Dick” McDonald, of Charleston, South Carolina and Blowing Rock, North Carolina, her sister, Teresa South and her partner Bob Quinlan, of Banner Elk, North Carolina, one daughter, Jackie Dyer and husband Rob, of Boone North Carolina, one son, Ernest Teague, Jr. and wife Jennifer, of Castle Rock, Colorado, four cherished granddaughters, Carlton and Austin Dyer, Hannah and Olivia Teague, and one grandson, Joshua Teague in the US Navy in Pensacola, Florida. She also leaves behind several cousins and many friends.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Michael South.

Funeral services for Loretta South McDonald will be held at Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:30 o’clock at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 o’clock, at the church, one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove, North Carolina in a private service Monday July 16th.

A special thanks to the nurses on the 5th floor at Roper Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and to the doctors and nurses at Hospice of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123 and Hospice of Charleston, SC., 676 Wando Park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, S.C., 29464. Flowers are also welcomed, as Loretta was a great lover of flowers. Hampton Funeral Services in Boone, NC is handling final arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the McDonald family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.