January 12, 2004

Mary Craig Howard Palmer

Mary Craig Howard Palmer, 65, of Stockbridge, died Jan. 9, 2004, at Piedmont Hospital.

Palmer was born Jan. 22, 1938, in Helena, Ark., the daughter of the late Mary Davis and Johnnie Cortez Howard. She was also preceded in death by a stepmother, Ruth Howard, who died in 1991, and a son, F. Melvin Palmer II, who died in 1991.

Palmer is survived by her husband of 47 years, Floyd M. Palmer of Stockbridge; children Howard and Cindi Palmer of McDonough; grandchildren Melissa and Gregg Stephens, Brittany Palmer and Billy Anderson, and Chad Palmer; great-grandchildren Jamie and Jacob Stephens; mother-in-law Frances Palmer of Stockbridge.

Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. Reed Benson officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday.

Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, (770) 914-8833, is handling arrangements.

Elizabeth Louise White Jones

Elizabeth Louise White Jones, 76, of McDonough, died Jan. 10, 2004.

Jones was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Fulton County, the daughter of the late Jackie Mae Wynn and John Henry White Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Monroe Jones in 1994. Survivors are daughter and son-in-law Mary and David Manley of McDonough; sisters Barbara Parker of Palmetto, Ruth Carlson of Jackson, Lillian Croft of Cummings, Annis Mitchell of McDonough and Mildred Williams of Atlanta; grandchildren Beth McClain of McDonough, Jeff Watts of Jackson, Tim Watts of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Mark Watts of Jackson; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. Al O'Quinn officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in College Park at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home on Monday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, (770) 914-8833, is handling arrangements.