Elizabeth Sturges McRae "LIB", 94, of Marianna, died late Saturday afternoon Feb. 25, 2012 at Jackson Hospital in Marianna. Born April 16, 1917 to the late Wilton and Frances Sturges in Meridian, Miss. She lived her younger years in Dothan Ala.., graduating from Dothan High School in 1934. She had lived in Marianna since 1937 and was an active member of the First Baptist Church for over 70 years. She was interested in homemaking, gardening and was an avid bridge player all her adult life. She was a member of the Marianna Women's Club for more than 60 years. On Nov. 23, 1937 she married William Earl McRae who preceded her in death on July 1, 1982.
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Preceding her in death were one brother, Wilton Sturges Jr., and three sisters, Frances Lide, Alice Sturges and Jane Carter.
She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Claudette McRae of Monticello, Dr. Wilton and Patrena McRae of Troy Ala., Dr. Jon and Janet McRae of Bainbridge, Ga. and Terry and Sissy McRae of Athens Ga.; 12 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Huw Christopher officiating. Interment followed in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family received friends one hour prior to service at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of her Sunday School class at First Baptist Church. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhome.com
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Mar. 7, 2012