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Edward "Eddie" Hollis Craig
June 19, 1950 - April 4, 2014
Edward "Eddie" Hollis Craig, 63, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014. A Celebration of his life was held at 2:00 PM Tuesday April 8, 2014 at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Burial was at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Rev. Rayford Johnson officiated. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Countryside Baptist Church, 667 Carmen Place, Macon 31206.
Mr. Craig was born in Pensacola, Florida the son of the late Arlene Blue Craig and Marion Edward Craig. He was retired from Boeing as an electronic technician and was a member of Countryside Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. Eddie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Mr. Craig is survived by his wife, Judy Clark Craig of Macon; children, Kevin (Amie) Byron Craig of Macon, Edward Thomas Craig of Macon and Emily Arlene Craig of Madison, Alabama; grandchildren, Molly Grace Craig and Carson Allen Craig; brother, Johnny Blue Craig of Tallahassee, Florida; sister, Patti Sue Ryll of Tallahassee, Florida; several nieces & nephews.
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Snow's Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.