The following obituaries were received on Tuesday.
Merla Craig – Williams
Merla Craig of Williams passed away Sunday evening, November 7th at the age of 93. Born in 1917 in Lawrence County to Cloud and Carrie Craig, Merla was an ordained minister for 65 years, served at Unionville Baptist Church, served as interim pastor at Huron Baptist, Orleans Baptist, Petersburg Baptist and Silverville Missionary Baptist Church; was a lifetime farmer and also drove a school bus for over 30 years at Fayetteville School and North Lawrence Community School. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Wanda; four children, Albert Craig, Gloria Rybolt, Darlene Hall and Ranee Kelly; as well as several brothers, sisters and grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM on Thursday, November 11th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with burial to follow in Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:30PM until 9:00PM on Wednesday, November 10th and from 10:00AM until the hour of service on Thursday at the funeral home.