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Benny Joe Craig

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Burke, NC, USA
Death: December 30, 2011 (80)
John F. Keever Solace Center, Marion, McDowell, NC, USA
Place of Burial: Morganton, Burke, NC, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Grady Henry Craig (c. early 1900) and Katy Craig (Huffman) (c. early 1900)
Husband of Pauline Craig

Managed by: Dan Cornett
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About Benny Joe Craig


From FindAGrave:

Obit~ *The News Herald* Morganton, NC 01 Jan 2012

Benny Joe Craig, 80, of Marion, died Friday Dec. 30, 2011 at the Solance Center in Asheville.

Born in Burke County, July 24, 1931, he was the son of the late Grady Henry Craig and Katy Huffman Craig.

Benny attended Glenwood Baptist Church and loved hunting and fishing.

Benny is survived by his son, R. Craig, of Marion; his grandchildren, M. Craig & wife, of Dallas, TX; Miss S. Craig of Marion, and Miss M. Craig of Marion; two great-grandchildren, and a brother Mr. V. Craig, of Drexel.

In addition to his parents, Benny was preceded in death by his wife Pauline Smith Craig.

Graveside services wil be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan 2, 2012, at Burke Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the John F. Keever Solace Center, P.O. Box 579, Ashevile, NC 28813. Sosoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arangements. [...]

Was a resident of Charlotte, NC and lived at Westpoint in Denver, NC at Lake Norman.

He loved fishing and giving us family members boat rides. And spending summers at the lake with all my cousins, aunts & uncles; have cookouts & family reunions for the "masses" of 'Smiths' that there were. He leaves behind a large 'in-law-family of Smiths' with plenty of neices, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-laws. You will forever be in our memory

Uncle Benny I'll miss you forever!! (ps: I never forgot the time years and years ago that you let me have a puff of your cigar! Yugh...that was the nasty's thing ever, but I never forgot what a cool uncle you were!!) ~Love & Miss You Always!! Dance with Pauline now, for I know that ya'll have missed each other for eleven long years!! Glad to have got to see you in the summer in CLT for Betty Jean's funeral. It's that how it goes now!?

~~Names of the living members have been left out do to privacy, Thank you~~ 30 Dec 2011

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Benny Joe Craig's Timeline

July 24, 1931
Burke, NC, USA
December 30, 2011
Age 80
Marion, McDowell, NC, USA
January 2, 2012
Age 80
Morganton, Burke, NC, USA