06/03/08 — DAVID H. CRAIG

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Feb. 6, 1908-May 31,2008

TARBORO -- David Hope Craig, 100, died May 31, 2008.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Washington, with the Rev. Dr. William L. Hufham officiating.

He was born Feb. 6, 1908, in Wilmington, son of William Gaston Craig and Sarah Brown Craig.

He retired in 1973 from the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad after more than 40 years of service in the timekeeping and accounting departments and the board of directors of the SCL credit union.

A lifelong Presbyterian, he served as deacon and elder at S. Andrews-Covenant Church in Wilmington, and as elder at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Fla.

He resided in Wilmington from birth until 1960, in Jacksonville, Fla., from 1960 until 1988, in Orlando, Fla., from 1988 to 2006 and at the Fountains Sunrise Community in Tarboro from 2006 until his death.

Mr. Craig is survived by his daughter, Sara Craig Hufham; granddaughter, Elisabeth Hufham Bentley; grandson, William L. Hufham Jr.; great-grandson, David Crane; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Juanita Whitworth Craig; by his wife of 18 years, Anita Gautier Strauss Craig; four brothers; and three sisters.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Fountains Sunrise Community of Tarboro for making the last years of David's life pleasant and comfortable ones.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Biggs Funeral Home of Williamston.


Published in Obituaries on June 3, 2008 1:56 PM