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Betty Jean Craig

August 8, 1930 — November 22, 2015

Betty Jean Craig

TAZEWELL, GA --- Betty Jean Icard Craig, 85, of Tazewell, Georgia, passed away on November 22, 2015, at her residence. 

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at 2:00 PM in Tazewell Cemetery with Rev. David Chapman and Rev. Mike Truitt officiating.  Serving as pallbearers will be Joey Turner, Terry Whaley, Craig Davis, Wayne Ray, Ben Murray, Clifford Murray, Taylor Barrett, Christopher Barrett, Leah Deal Rowland and Trina Murray. The family will greet friends at Watson-Tante Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.    

Mrs. Craig was born August 8, 1930, to Lester and Ora Eckerd Icard. She was a faithful member of Tazewell Baptist Church.  She enjoyed her grandchildren, cooking, gospel music and reading.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, James Craig, by three brothers, Uylus Icard, LJ Icard, and Glenn Icard and by three sisters, Pauline Harbuck, Martha Johnson, and Phyllis Smith.

Mrs. Craig is survived by six children, Uvalyne and Ray Smith of Macon, GA, Pam and Larry Sims of Tazewell, Rosalind Whaley of Ellaville, Charlene and Lynn Turner of Ideal, Carol Streeter of Tazewell and Wayne and Cheryl Ray of Tazewell; by two brothers, Bobby and Jeanette Icard of Tazewell, GA, and Jimmy and Nell Icard of Bonaire, GA; by a sister, Mary Harbuck of Americus, GA; nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tazewell Cemetery Fund or Tazewell Baptist Church Building Fund in care of Pamela Sims, 3655 Dr. Deryl Hart Road, Buena Vista, GA, 31803.

Watson-Tante Funeral Home of Buena Vista, Georgia, is in charge of these arrangements.



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Past Services


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Way-Watson Funeral Home

Buena Vista, WI

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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