Noah Tyler Harshman
Baby Noah Tyler Harshman of McDonough, Georgia, passed away February 11, 2009. Noah is the son of Josh and Michelle Harshman; brother, Nathan Harshman; grandparents, David and Sandi Hall, Patrick and Penny McCarren; great grandparents, Maria and Edward Hall and Evelyn McCarren; aunts, uncles and cousins.
A graveside service for Noah was held February 14 at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Tommy Kennedy officiating. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833.
Elizabeth M. Austin
Elizabeth M. Austin, age 84, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away February 11, 2009 at Westbury Nursing and Rehab. Mrs. Austin was born in Rockdale County, the daughter of the late Lucille Morris Moseley and John J. Moseley. She was a member of First Baptist Church of McDonough, where she at-tended faithfully until her declining health. Mrs. Austin was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed her family, shopping and eating out with family and friends. Her husband, James Milton Austin, Sr., preceded her in death in 2005.
Survivors are her children, Melanie and John Selfe of McDonough and Jim Austin of Athens; grandson Ian Selfe of McDonough.
Funeral service for Mrs. Austin was February 15 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Michael White officiating. A private committal service will be held on February 16 at Westview Cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833.
Donald Troy Wilson
Donald Troy Wilson, age 57, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away February 12, 2009. Mr. Wilson was born in Henry County, the son of the late Alice Floyd Wilson and Troy Linsey Wilson. He was a business agent for Sheet Metal Local No. 85, he enjoyed playing cards, NASCAR, old trucks, spending time with his family, and working.
He is survived by his wife, Sheryl Wilson of McDonough; children, Angel and Brett Sampson of Monroe, Don Wilson of McDonough, Dean and Ashley Wilson of McDonough; grandchildren, Tyler, Haven, and Rivers Sampson and Aubrie Wilson; brothers, Louise and Larry Wilson of Stockbridge, David Patillo of Snellville; sisters, Dianne Warren of McDonough and Jenni Andrews of Carnesville; several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service for Mr. Wilson was held February 14 at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833.
Ellen Brady Murray
Ellen Brady Murray, age 60, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away February 13, 2009 at her home after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Murray was a member of Timberridge Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir, she received her Master’s Degree and Specialist Degree in Education from Georgia State University, she was a member of the NEA, she was a good cook, enjoyed reading, crocheting, tutoring, following her son in sports and the Atlanta Braves. Mrs. Murray was a devoted educator who taught in the Henry County School System for 25 plus years. She was preceded in death by her husband Bruce A. Murray, Jr., in 1988 and her father, Joe P. Brady, Sr., in 2002.
Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Shea Murray; granddaughters, Cheyenne and Avery; mother, Rebekah Smith Brady; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Albert Campbell all of McDonough; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Rose Mary Brady of Cache, Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Mrs. Murray will be held Wednesday, February 18, 11 a.m., at Timberridge Presbyterian Church with Rev. Matt Allison officiating. Donations may be made to Timberridge Presbyterian Church Building Fund. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833.
Sarah Myrl Crawford
Sarah Myrl Crawford, age 90, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away February 12, 2009. Mrs. Crawford was born in Coweta County, the daughter of the late Annie Blanch McGahee Craw-ford and Arthur Crawford. Mrs. Crawford was a dedicated worker who gave 110 percent of herself to her job when she was able to work. She enjoyed being able to watch the birds and nature in her later years. She was preceded in death by several siblings.
Survivors are her sister, Joan Chambers of McDonough; sister-in-law; Christine Tenney Crawford of Palmetto; 9 nieces; numerous great nieces and great nephews.
A graveside service for Mrs. Crawford was held February 16 at Haralson Baptist Church Cemetery in Haralson with Don Daly officiating. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833.
Era LaFon Killgo Leonard
Era LaFon “Fon” Killgo Leonard, age 61, of Locust Grove, Georgia, passed away February 14. Mrs. Leonard was born in Fulton County, the daughter of the late Ollie Elizabeth Travis and Harry Haskell Killgo. She was a member of Philippi Baptist Church, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed her family and friends, sewing, crocheting, cooking, and traveling.
Survivors are her husband, W. C. “Willie” Leonard, Locust Grove; children, Marshall and Stephanie Leonard, Beth and Bob Minter of Locust Grove; grandchildren, Bobby Leonard of Savannah and Lauren Minter of Locust Grove; brother, Tim Killgo of Riverdale; sister, Joy Painton of Smyrna; several nieces and nephews; and special friend Cheryl Tate of Locust Grove.
Funeral services for Mrs. Leonard were February 17 at Philippi Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Seabolt and Rev. Dee Keith officiating. Interment was at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Donations may be made to Philippi Baptist Church Bldg. Fund, 2355 Old Jackson Rd. Locust Grove, Georgia, 30248. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833 haistenfunerals.com.
Charles Lewis Fisher, Sr.
Charles Lewis Fisher, Sr., “Pop Pop”, age 86, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away February 16, 2009. Mr. Fisher was born in Henry County, the son of the late Daisy Lee Lewis and Charles Stewart Fisher. Mr. Fisher worked as a truck driver for Georgia Highway Express, enjoyed farming, fishing, the Atlanta Braves, NASCAR and his trips to Biloxi. He served his country in the US Army. Mr. Fisher was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel Fisher; brothers, Howard Fisher and Jack Fisher; and sister, Marcia Swanson.
Survivors are his children, Carol and Paul Jones, Judi and Jimmy Rawls, and Chip Fisher all of McDonough; grandchildren, Kip and Angela Moss, Keith and Angie Moss, Kelly & Jette Moss, Jason & Monica Moss, Amy and Fred Elrod, and Karlin and Derrick Connell; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Agnes Beers of McDonough; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Mr. Fisher will be Thursday, February 19, at 1 p.m., in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Alvie Rodgers officiating. Interment will be at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 5 – 8 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833.