Henry County is mourning the loss of a great citizen in Mr. Larry Craig of McDonough. He
passed away from his battle with cancer on May 2nd at the age of 68. Mr. Craig was one
of the large Craig Family from McDonough. He and his brother the late Herbert Craig ran
the Phillips 66 Station on the square in town. Larry was married to his loving wife Melba
for 47 years. His two daughters Jeanette and Tammy are wonderful daughters. (I went to
school with them at M.C.A.) Larry worked for the Fulton County DFACS for 40 years
before his retirement. Mr. Craig loved sports and was there when the kids needed him.
He was a frequent visitor and long time member of the Moose Lodge.
The Craig Family began with the late Mr. John Hugh Craig, Sr. and the late Miss Mildred
Cowan Craig. He was also preceded in death by his siblings: Hugh Craig, Jr., Lamar
Craig, Robert Craig, Martha Watts and Herbert Craig.
Larry was instrumental in his work with the Turner United Methodist Church where he was
a member. He had served as choir director, song leader, Sunday School Superintendent,
Chairman of the Church Council and President of the Men’s Club.
Larry is also survived by his siblings: Bobby Craig, Richard Craig, Sammy Craig, and Mike
Craig all of McDonough. The Craig Family is rather large and all cannot be mentioned.
Mr. Craig will have Funeral Services on Saturday May 5th at 11a.m., from the Turner
United Methodist Church. Pastor Leon Baxter and the Rev. Neal Williams will conduct the
service. He will be interred at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. Friends can meet with
the family on Friday from 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home at 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway
South in McDonough.
On a personal note: “I have known the Craig Family for 40 years now. They were very
good friends with my parents the late Emmett Moon and the late Elaine Moon. If any
remember the Little Diner on Hood Street in McDonough back in the early to mid 1970’s
then you will remember some good times. The new Parking Deck is built upon the site
today. We all have been through much since those days long ago, but we all still have
those blessed memories that we can cherish until it is our time to join those who have
gone before us.” Mr. Craig has taken his seat with those who have gone before; those
who made a difference in Henry County.
Dr. Mike Moon