Rev. Carl Craft

Thursday, July 1, 2004

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Rev. Carl C. Craft, 78, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Eldercare of Marble Hill.

He was born Jan. 30, 1926, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Walter Claude and Thelma Froso Smith Craft. He had married Mary Oleta Pulliam, Miram Retherford and Geneva K. Gunter, and all preceded him in death.

Craft was an ordained Baptist minister and truck driver.

Survivors include a son, Jackie Craft of Cahokia, Ill.; a stepson, John Slinkard of Marble Hill; five stepdaughters, Diana Yount of Marble Hill, Linda Lawson and Vickie Clements of Mill Spring, Mo., Anita Tillman of Oklahoma, Vanessa Edmond of Scott City; a brother, Samuel Harvey of St. Louis; 20 stepgrandchildren; and 24 great-stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a stepdaughter, three brothers, a sister and a stepgrandchild.

Friends may call at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lloyd Ray Green officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery near Patton, Mo.