Daniel Powell “Dan” Craig

Daniel Powell “Dan” Craig

Birth
Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
Death 25 Dec 1955 (aged 68)
Sheffield, Colbert County, Alabama, USA
Burial Walnut, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 33972361 · View Source
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Gospel preacher and railroad agent at Walnut, MS. He moderated for the Robinson-Wallis debate held in the courthouse at Ripley, MS in May 1934. Cf. W. C. Wallis. Preached at Walnut, MS. He spoke at J.G. Nunnally's funeral.

Craig, Daniel Powell On Sunday, December 25, 1955 near the noon hour the life of Daniel Powell Craig ebbed slowly away. Realizing his serious condition he wrote to his sister, Mrs. Jesse Adams, "I am fully conscious of my serious condition. If I should go the way of all the earth, I have no fears. . . .I never had any other desire from boyhood only to serve my Master and I think I have done the best I could." I have known Brother Craig since my childhood days and I fully believe his above statement is true. I well remember the day he preached his first sermon at the age of sixteen. He loved the Bible and even when a small boy he spent much time searching the Scriptures. As he grew older he also grew in wisdom and knowledge of God's word. He preached the gospel in a number of states and also worked in the Canal Zone in the Republic of Panama. His last work was in Memphis, where his health failed and made it necessary for him to give up his work last August. He then went to live with his son in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. For many years he was employed by the G.M.& O. Railroad as depot agent. He was born February 24, 1887, the son of James Lee and Olivia Florence Joyner Craig. He was married to Ella Lee Jones who passed away several years ago. Surviving him are two sons, James Edwin and Daniel Kermit, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and two daughters, Mrs. James Peterson, of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Mrs. Denver Cardwell, of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Troy Craig, of Bogalusa, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Jesse Adams, Ripley, Miss., Mrs. W. G. Tapp, Blue Mountain, Miss., and Mrs. W. E. Harrison, New Albany, Miss. Funeral services were conducted by Emmerson J. Estes. He was buried in Harmony Cemetery, near Walnut, Miss. -- Gospel Advocate, February 23, 1956, page 189.


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  • Maintained by: Tom Childers
  • Originally Created by: Mavis Clemmer
  • Added: 18 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 33972361
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Powell “Dan” Craig (24 Feb 1887–25 Dec 1955), Find a Grave Memorial no. 33972361, citing Harmony Baptist Cemetery, Walnut, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .