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Elvin William Craig
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1913
Olney
Richland County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1997
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA

Elvin William Craig, 83, of Decatur, died at 1:45 p.m., Sunday, June 15, 1997, at his residence.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at Brintlinger's Funeral Home in Decatur.

Craig was born in Olney, the son of Ezra Ward and Bertha Mae (Beck) Craig. He married Mary E. Blackorby July 15, 1945. She preceded him in death Feb. 8, 1993.

He was a member of the King Street Church of Christ. He retired from ADM and Spencer Kellogg in 1978 after 30 years of service. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by three sons, Don E. Craig and his wife, Debbie L., of Warrensburg; Dean N. Craig and his wife Janet, of Dalton City; and David L. Craig, of Decatur; five grandchildren, Emily, Rachel, Michelle, Dena, and Brandon; and one sister, Edna Howell, of Porterville, Cal.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a daughter, a grandson, a granddaughter, two brothers and two sisters.

Published in Olney Daily Mail 
 
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 Parents:
  Ezra Ward Craig (1869 - 1948)
  Bertha May Beck Craig (1883 - 1972)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Blackorby Craig (1914 - 1993)*
 
 Children:
  Donna Craig (1950 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ruth Marie Craig Boatman (1901 - 1976)*
  Lela Esther Craig Von Almen (1905 - 1981)*
  Elmer L. Craig (1910 - 1960)*
  Elvin William Craig (1913 - 1997)
  Loren E Craig (1917 - 1967)*
  Edna Elizabeth Craig Howell (1921 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crescent Heights Cemetery
Pleasant Hill
Pike County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Jason Cockfield
Originally Created by: Janice (Teel) Crites
Record added: Feb 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65242019
Elvin William Craig
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Elvin William Craig
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Added by: Darlene (Kramer) Chenoweth
 
 
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Thinking of you, as I transfer your memorial, to the loving care of your family. May you rest in eternal sweet love!
- Janice (Teel) Crites
 Added: Mar. 27, 2013
For my first cousin, twice removed
- Rebecca Craig Campbell
 Added: Jan. 21, 2013
Thank you for serving our great Country! Where might we be, if not for brave young men like you? Rest in peace!
- Janice (Teel) Crites
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
 
 
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