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Frederick Austin Craig


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Frederick Austin Craig Obituary
Funeral services for Dr. Frederick Austin Craig will be held 11AM, Thursday June 14, 2018, at Queen Chapel AME Church, Hilton Head Island, SC. Dr. Frederick Austin Craig transitioned on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at his Hilton Head Island, SC, residence. Born in Selma, AL, he was a son of the late Sarah Frances Matthews Craig and Thomas Craig. He was a graduate of Fisk University (1954); Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry (1963); and completed an internship and residency at the University of Pittsburgh in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1967. He practiced in Chicago from 1967-1997. He was employed by Wexford Corporation for over 24 years in the Illinois Prison System. His community involvements were numerous and included: Life Member of the National Dental Association, member of Epsilon Mu Boule, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Lincoln Dental Society, and a dedicated supporter of Meharry Medical College. Surviving are his devoted wife, Shirley Turnley Dorsey Craig; his three children: Maria Theresa (Celso) White, Martin (Rowena) Dorsey, and James Dorsey; nine grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meharry Medical College 1005 Doctor D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd Nashville, TN 37208. For additional information, please visit www.PalmerMemorialChapel.com.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on June 13, 2018
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