January 03, 2001
|Compiled by NORMAN TIPPENS Daily Press
HAMPTON — Mrs. Esther Bagwell Craft, 72, a native of Greenville, S.C., and a Peninsula resident since 1965, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001.
She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church, the Phillipian Sunday School Class and had worked as a sales associate with the former King's Department Store.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley N. Craft Jr., and is survived by four daughters, Joyce J. Rhyne of Hickory, N.C., and Brenda H. Jennings of Chesapeake, Marion Elizabeth Anderson of Easley, S.C., and Rhonda Sue Harrell of Oak City, N.C.; three sons, Charles Thomas Hamlett of Simpsonville, S.C., William Terry Hamlett of Newport News, and Ronald E. Craft of Germany; five sisters, Gladys Harris of Tucker, Ga., Belvia Stone, Delno Mullins, Thelma Redding and Marie Bowen, all of Gastonia, N.C.; four brothers, Grady Bagwell, and Albert Bagwell, all of Atlanta, Ga., Garland Jones, Redwood, Calif., and Marshall Bagwell of Gastonia, N.C.; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, in Maranatha Baptist Church, Tabb. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.
Wiley Nobles Craft
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