THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Donald F. "Don" Palmer Sr., 65, beloved husband of Mrs. Judy S. Palmer, of Wrens Hwy, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, in Doctors Hospital. Funeral services will be at 3p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002, in the Zoar United Methodist Church with the Revs. John A. Jenkins and Joey Holloway officiating. Burial will be in the Louisville City Cemetery. Mr. Palmer, a native of Warren County, had lived in Thomson for most of his life. He was a farmer and the owner-operator of Happy Valley Processing Company. He was an army veteran and a methodist. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and was a Past Chairman of the Soil and Water Conservation of McDuffie County. Survivors include his wife, Judy Palmer, Thomson; his daughter, Donna Gilliam, Thomson; his son, Donald F. Palmer Jr., Thomson; three grandchildren, Donald Franklin Palmer III, Turner Lee Gilliam and Alexander Lewis Gilliam; his mother-in-law, Jewell F. Smith, Louisville; and three aunts, Ethel P. Roberts, Ada P. Williford, and Sara P. Farlow. Pallbearers will be Mark Hobbs, Ricky Lee, Floyd Land, Harvey McNair, Claude Powell, Wade Rabun, and Kenneth Callaway. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Friends may call at the residence or at the Curtis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9p.m. Friday night at the funeral home.
The Augusta Chronicle June 28, 2002