MARION

Myrtle Smith Craig, 96, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Friday, June 28, 2019.

Myrtle was a long time resident of Deer Park Health and Rehabilitation in Nebo. Mrs. Craig was born Feb. 1, 1923, to William (Will) and Mary lee Smith in Spruce Pine. She married Jay Willis and had four children together. She retired from Marion Manufacturing and started her own home canning business, Myrtle's Country Kitchen. She was known for her pickled products, jams, and jellies. She worked both at home and Jamestown Flea Market for 15 years.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Craig was preceded in death by a son, Jackie Lee Willis; two sisters, Frances Allison and Inez Stamey; and three brothers, Albert Smith, Charles Smith, and Andrew Smith. Left to cherish Mrs. Craig's memory are one brother, Edward "Ed" Smith; three children, James Boyd "JB" Willis and wife, Sylvia, Celia Duncan, and Scotty Willis and wife, Susan.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 2, at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion from 10 to 11 a.m. Mrs. Craig will be laid to rest in McDowell Memorial Park. Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Craig family.

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