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.
The four students who won the Gadsden Writing Challenge sponsored by the Gadsden County School District and The Herald were announced at last week’s school board meeting. Their essay subject was “What is it about your town that makes it special?”
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Freida Mae Darsey Wheeler, 93, of Tampa, FL, died Friday, March 28, 2014 at Lee County Health Care.
Her funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Concord Cemetery, Concord, FL. The Rev. William Collins officiated.
Mrs. Wheeler was born in Amsterdam GA which is in Decatur County. Her parents were the late Charlie H. and Mettie Mae Connell Darsey. She received her undergraduate degree from the Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, GA and received her master’s degree from Boston College. She was employed for 40 years in the Hillsborough County, FL Public School System, retiring in 1985. She taught home economics and then was a guidance counselor. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tampa.
She was preceded in death by a brother: Joe Darsey, and a sister: Annette Darsey Knowles.
Mrs. Wheeler is survived by a brother: Herschel Darsey and his wife Martha, Albany; a brother-in-law: Larry Knowles and his wife Linda, DeLand, FL; a sister-in-law: Parkerlyn Darsey, Tallapoosa, GA;nieces and nephews: Maelu Culpepper and her husband Lew, Albany, Chuck Darsey and his wife Cris, Albany, Boyd Darsey and his partner Paul, West Palm Beach, FL, Joel Darsey, Newnan, GA, Jonathan Darsey and his wife Donna, Atlanta, Sam Knowles, DeLand, FL, Mark Knowles serving as a missionary in Moldova.
You may sign the online guestbook and share your memories with the family of Freida Mae Darsey Wheeler by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Faith Funeral Home, Havana, FL was in charge of local arrangements.
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