May 23, 2005

John Hanson

John Clayton Hanson, age 85, of Jonesboro, passed away May 21, 2005.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, William Clayton and Linda Hanson, of LaGrange, John A. and Wilma Hanson, of Stockbridge, David Dean and JoAnn Hanson, of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Christine Hanson, Clay Hanson, Shane Hanson and Jason Hanson; and a great-grandchild, William Christian Hanson.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Westminster Memorial Gardens, with Dr. Trenton Swanson officiating. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc. Jonesboro/Stockbridge (770) 210-2700.

Betty McAlister

Mrs. Betty McAlister, 73, of McDonough, passed away May 21, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Mr. Buddy McAlister, and sons Patrick Smith, Jeffrey Smith and David Smith. Mrs. McAlister was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

She is survived by children, Eddie and Jo Smith, of Griffin, Danny L. and Carolyn Smith, of Whitesberg, Kenneth and Peggy Smith, of Woodstock, Victor and Cheryl Brown, of Newport News, Va., Eric and Rita Smith, of Social Circle, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Lovelace, of Fayetteville, Buddy B. and Sheryl McAlister Jr., of Charleston, S.C., Margaret and Neil Wanzer, of Hampton, and Clarence and Connie McAlister, of Lake City; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, with Rev. John Cromer officiating. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be today from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel (770) 478-7211.