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William Andrew "Andy" Craig Sr.

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William Andrew "Andy" Craig, Sr.

William Andrew "Andy" Craig, Sr. went to the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 11, 2012, as he slept. He was born on November 13, 1962, in Alexandria, and was 50 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013, at College Drive Baptist Church, Pineville, with Brother Charles Harrell, Pastor, officiating. Committal will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pineville, with Father George Gennuso officiating.

Pallbearers honored to serve include Brandon Lawrence, Fran Cross, Phillip L. Craig, Joshua Brown, Paul Bonnette and Frank Henson. Honorary pallbearers are the men and women of the Utility Services and Gas Departments of the City of Alexandria.

Friends and family are invited to visit at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home, Pineville, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and continue Thursday, February 14 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.

Andy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leonard and Ernestine Simpson "Pete" Holmes, Arvra and Dewina Rogers Craig; and his mother and father in law, Louie "Heavy" and Ann Lawrence.

His is survived by his wife of 25 years, Cindy Lawrence Craig; his daughters, Holly and Heather Craig; his son, Andy Craig, Jr.; his step daughter, Amber Boudreaux, her partner Bruce Soileau; his granddaughter, Camille Soileau. He is also survived by his brother, Phillip L. Craig; his mother and step father, Stella Craig Ellsworth and Colonel Robert W. Ellsworth, all of Pineville; his father and step mother, A. E. "Sonny" Craig and Kim S. Craig, of Alexandria; and his step brother, Phillip John Ellsworth, IV of Grand Couteau, Louisiana. He is also survived by his aunt, Diane C. Chandler of Pineville; his uncle, Phillip R. Craig and his wife Donna of Tucson, Arizona; his little dog, Johnny, and a host of cousins and friends.

He is a graduate of Pineville High School where he played in the band. He completed technical courses in Computer Aided Design and welding. He was a 24 year employee of the City of Alexandria as a Crew Supervisor in the Utility Department.

Andy expressed great love and thankfulness for his family. He was known as a reliable, productive worker, who was friendly with everyone on and off the job.

He was a faithful, active member of the College Drive Baptist Church, where he received great comfort and strength from worship, Bible study and fellowship. He enjoyed cooking for friends and family, hunting with his children, brother and father, "tinkering" with anything that was available, riding and talking motorcycling with his friends at Best Bike and was a regular donor to Life Shares Blood Centers.

In lieu of flowers, the family recommends a memorial to College Drive Baptist Church, Life Shares Blood Centers, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, St. James Episcopal Church or a .

To extend online condolences to the Craig family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.

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Published in The Town Talk from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2013
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