The other day I had found an interesting bible entry that I felt my Craft cousins might be interested in, but when I went to our group Facebook page I saw that Cousin Ann had posted an obituary for one of our cousin group members, Laura Jean Craft. I have no clue how I missed this posting, but somehow I did and I feel so terrible.
From The News-Democrat (Humphreys County, Tennessee); October 17, 2014; page 3 (link to issue):
Laura J. Craft
Laura J. Craft, Age 61, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Trevecca Healthcare, after an extended illness.
Laura was a very bright and competent employee of Tennessee Division of Forestry for over 39 years. Some of the things that brought Joy to her over the years were ballroom dancing, photography, reading, genealogy, fishing with her brother Danny, an her love for lighthouses.
Preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mildred Craft. Survived by brother, Daniel Craft; and several cousins and other family members.
The Life Celebration service was held on Saturday, September 20, at West Harpeth Funeral Home with interment following at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
West Harpeth Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangement.
With help from Ann, I have been able to use Laura’s notes for her Craft Line.
Laura Jean Craft (1953-2014)
Albert Lee Craft (1913-1989) m. Mildred Christine Vaden (1913-2008)
William Henry Craft (1866-1926) m. Mary Ann Donegan (1882-1967)
Levi McCollum Craft (1843-1929) m. Amanda Jane Dunnagan (abt. 1845-unk)
J. Franklin Craft (1816-1885) m. Sarah Arrington (1810-1894)
Prestly/Presley Craft (abt 1784-bef 1860 or 1879) m. Mary “Polly” Warf? (abt 1790-aft 1860) (more will be written about Presley and Polly in another post)
Rest in peace, Laura!