|Vernon Mitchell Craft|
Funeral services for Vernon Mitchell Craft, 92, of Ferriday were held Sunday, December 7, 2008, 2 p.m. at Lake St. John Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Karl Wilson officiating.
Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Comer Funeral Home in Ferriday.
Mr. Craft was born July 6, 1916, in Perry County, MS, the son of D.C. Craft and Bessie M. Craft. He passed away Friday, December 5, 2008, in Alexandria.
He was a resident of Ferriday since 1942 and was a member of Lake St. John Community Baptist Church where he served as deacon. He retired from the tire curing department at Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company in Natchez with 35 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Doris Grantham; one grandson, Clayton Craft; and three brothers, J.C. Craft, Van D. Craft and D. J. Craft.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Rosie C. Craft; one son, Mickey Craft and wife, Edna, of Ferriday; one son-in-law, Frank Grantham of Ridgecrest; one brother, S.C. Craft of Natchez; four grandchildren, Mike Grantham, Kenny Wayne Grantham, Michelle Edwards and Tisha Sontoyo; seven great-grandchildren, Lissa Grantham, Jason Grantham, Dylan Sontoyo, Naomi Grantham, Quincy Grantham, Tori Edwards and Brye Edwards.
Pallbearers were Mike Grantham, Kenny Wayne Grantham, Joseph Sontoyo, Steve Edwards, Dylan Sontoyo and Todd Ainsworth.