Donna Jean was the daughter of John Samuel Harvill and Elsie Turnquist Harvill. Her siblings were: William Reese, Phillip Owain and Lois Marie (Mullins). Donna Jean married Eugene (Gene) Blanton and together had one child, a son, Randy. She retired from Belk Stores after almost 23 years, and went on to work at a private school operated by First Baptist Church of Charleston, SC as a bus driver and teacher's aid.
Donna Jean was my Father In Law's sister. One thing I remember about Aunt Donna was that she always wore a smile on her face. I don't think I ever once saw her in a bad mood, although I heard she did have a "mean streak". We shared the love of "making things". She loved to sew, knit, crochet, etc., and made almost all of her own clothes. Something else I remember about her was if you ever said you liked something in front of her, like a type of cookie, or a cut of fabric... it wasn't long before she'd have it to you, so you had to be careful what you said! Aunt Donna, in her last years had complications from diabetes, losing a leg to it, and also suffered from Alzheimers Disease. When she had go to Assisted Living, my Father In Law visited her every single week, even though it was very hard for him to see her there. Rest in Heavenly Peace, Aunt Donna.