MOORESBORO - Mary Edna Hamrick McCraw, 84, of Bachelor Road, died on Tuesday, April 2, 2014, at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby. A native of Rutherford County, she was born on May 31, 1929, a daughter of the late Raleigh B. and Ethel Robinson Hamrick.
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She retired from Cleveland Sandwich Shop in Boiling Springs, where she worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for over 25 years. She was a member of Camps Creek Baptist Church, where she served in various capacities. Her love of family gatherings, her stories and traditions, and the amazing love she shared with her husband, Billy Joe, will be remembered by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Billy Joe McCraw.
She is survived by her children, Steve and Geneva McCraw of Spartanburg, S.C., Phillip (Mully) and Ronda McCraw of Mooresboro, Mike and Charlene McCraw of Boiling Springs, and Kathy and Paul Petrov of Shelby; her grandchildren, Melissa McCurry, Joe and Jodi McCraw, Eryn McCraw, Cassie and Terry Dills, Nathan and Jill McCraw, Meggie McCraw, Kate and Nicholas Blohm, Sarah Grace McCraw, Zachary McCraw, Billy Billings, Jr., Jeff Billings, and Ray Billings; and her great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Samantha, Brooke, Andrew, James and Caleb Billings.
The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Hospice of Wendover. We will never forget the loving care they gave to Mother and the concern they had for our family.
Visitation: The family will receive friends after the service in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
Celebration of life service: 3 p.m. Thursday at Camps Creek Baptist Church
Officiated by: The Revs. Clyde Buckner, Steve Durham and Buddy Morehead, and family and friends
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday at Cleveland Memorial Park.
Funeral home: McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Online guest register: www.mckinneylandrethcarroll.com
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service
4076 HWY 221A Cliffside, NC 28024-0337
Published in Shelby Star on Apr. 3, 2014