August 22, 2005

Ms. Sandra Sharp

Ms. Sandra Sharp, 49, of Locust Grove, passed away Aug. 20, 2005. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her children, Carina Dickerson of Locust Grove, Melissa Gann of East Point, and Robert Isac Pierce of Stockbridge; brothers, Jim Ray Baxter of Morrow, Steve Dean Baxter of Blue Ridge and Glen Bradley Baxter of Forest Park; and four grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005 at the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro/Stockbridge (770) 210-2700.

Mrs. Myrtle Howard Williams

Mrs. Myrtle Howard Williams, age 81, of McDonough, Ga. died Aug. 21, 2005 at her residence.

Mrs. Williams was born May 15, 1924 in Sevier County, Tenn. the daughter of late Pearl Hurst and Robert Howard. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed her family, gardening, sewing and being outside.

Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by brothers, Cecil Howard, Warren Howard and Walter Howard.

Survivors are her husband, Oscar Williams of McDonough; children, Teri Diane Goldstein of Decatur, Sandra Lou Gadd of Alpharetta, Janet Elaine Masey of McDonough and Robin Lewis Williams of Cumming; brothers, Paul Howard of Jacksonville, Fla. and Lonas Howard of Friendsville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Williams will be Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church in Sevierville, Tenn. with The Rev. Melvin Carr officiating.

The family will receive friends at Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with a service following visitation. For those who wish in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association or charity of your choice. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough (770) 914-8833.

Mrs. Sarah Ruth Smith Harris

Mrs. Sarah Ruth Smith Harris, age 62, of McDonough, Ga. died Aug. 19, 2005 at Henry Medical Center.

Mrs. Harris was born July 22, 1943 in Henry County, the daughter of the late Margaret Ruth Gleaton Smith and Ralph Lamar Smith. She was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

Sarah was a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed her family and friends and was known for being devoted and dependable at work and home.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Elaine Smith and a brother, Ralph Eugene Smith.

Survivors are her husband, George A. Harris, Sr. of McDonough; daughter, Kimberly E. Harris of McDonough; step sons, Travis Harris of Greenville, S.C. and George A. Harris, Jr. of Spartanburg; brother Harold Smith of West Jefferson, N.C.; sister, Christine S. Jarrett of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Billy Murphy of McDonough, Lindsey Harris of Greenville, Christopher Harris and Nathaniel Harris of Spartanburg.

Funeral services for Mrs. Harris will be Monday, Aug. 22, 2005 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Dr. John W. Moody officiating. Interment will be at Ozias Cemetery.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough (770)914-8833.