Donna Gray Hogan (Albans)

Donna Gray Hogan (Albans), 66 of Dallas, GA went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 20, 2022 at Wellstar Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain.

Born in Elizabeth, NJ on December 15, 1956, daughter of the late Donald and Jean Albans (Crawford), she grew up in Valdosta, GA. A natural beauty, both inside and out, Donna was named Miss Spirit of Patriotism, First Runner Up for Miss Valdosta and was a feature twirler at Valdosta High School. She then attended Valdosta State College where she became a member of the sisterhood of Alpha Xi Delta. Dedicated to family and raising her children, graduation would wait until May 2009. At this time, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University.

Donna lit up a room and made friends wherever she went. Her gentle nature and kind spirit touched many lives. She enjoyed serving as an educator, sharing in the wonder and magic of her children’s perspective. She had a passion for people and life, enjoyed camping, traveling, crafting and movies and music. She loved her family and friends fiercely and no matter what came her way always found light on even the darkest of days.

Donna accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior September 21, 1975 and was active in the churches and communities of which she was a part. Including First Baptist of Jacksonville (FL) and East Side Baptist (GA).

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jean Costain and is survived by her brother, Rory Albans; son, Rick Hogan; daughter, Heather Russel and husband Mark; grandchildren, Connor Hogan and Payton, Grayson and Madison Russell as well as dear friends, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Rick Hogan, Mark Russell, Rory Albans, Steven Fitzgerald and Adam McClelland will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at 10:00 am Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, VA, followed by a Graveside service at 11:00 am at Holston View Cemetery with Pastor Scott Layer officiating.