Jesse “Shorty” Craig, 85, of Hamburg, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at his home. Mr. Craig worked for the Safeway Grocery Store for 25 years and the Fountain Hill Grocery Store for five years. Mr. Craig was a member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Craig; his parents, Jesse and Allie Pogue Craig; three sisters, Betty Jean Slaughter, Margie Livingston and Rosie Williamson and a brother, James Ed Craig.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Stanley Craig of Hamburg; three sons, Stan Craig and wife, Nancy, Tony Craig and wife, Lisa, and Mickey Craig and wife, Jeanette; a brother, Jimmy Craig and wife, Annette; a sister, Joyce Ann Berry and husband, Hurley, all of Hamburg; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Keith Rose and Buddy Boykin officiating.
Burial will be in the Egypt Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Allen, Michael Jeffers, Reagan Craig, James Smith, Steve Cunningham and Terry Livingston.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Livingston, Ronnie Pennington, Sam Knight, John Laing, Bobby Kilcrease and L.M. Stewart.
Memorials may be made to the Egypt Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. John Laing, 272 Ashley Raod 454, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Online condolences may be made to jones-hartshorn.com.