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Henry M. (Buddy) Craig May 31, 1964 - July 3, 2020

Tisdale-Lann Memorial

Henry M. (Buddy) Craig, 77, died Friday, July 3, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Columbus, MS after a long and brave battle with cancer. He was born May 21, 1943, at Aberdeen, MS to Henry M. and Jessie Haston Craig. He married Patsy Pressley on May 31, 1964, at Prairie, MS. He was a lifelong resident of Prairie. He was a member of West Point Mennonite Church, West Point, MS.

Survivors include his wife Patsy, Prairie, MS; three daughters Carol and husband Carlton Smith of Clarksville, TX, Lee and husband Wes Holdeman of Prairie, MS, and Melinda and husband David Litwiller of Dumas, Arkansas; one sister Faith Craig West of Prairie, MS; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and 4 nieces and 1 nephew. Pallbearers will be Matthew Smith, Marcus Smith, Devin Holdeman, Alex Holdeman, Brinton Litwiller, and Murray Litwiller. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister-in-law, two brothers-in-law, and one nephew.

Prairie, MS

  • Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. at West Point Mennonite Church, West Point, MS with Rev. Errol Wedel officiating.
  • Interment will be at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen, MS.
  • Visitation will be Monday, July 6, 2020, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the West Point  Mennonite Church.


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    Susan Wadel says

    Patsy, Carol, Lee, Melinda, and families:
    I was saddened to hear of Buddy’s passing. Many are the fond memories I have of Buddy and of times spent in your home! I always enjoyed Buddy’s sense of humor and admired his faithfulness to God. I will continue to pray that you will be comforted.
    With love, Susan (Boehs) Wadel

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    Jack Elliott says

    Like me, Buddy had a strong interest in history. Because of that, there’s nothing that I enjoyed better than sitting around talking history with him or having him show me his vast collection of antiquities.

    After years working with the state (which entailed traveling all over the state), I got to know a large number of people, and I can truly say that out of all the people I’ve known, Buddy was one of the finest–one of Mississippi’s finest.

    Go with God, old friend.


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    Lynetta says

    Mr. Henry will be missed by all those who knew him. The God of the heavens promise to wipe all tears from our faces ( Revelation 21:3,4). What a great hope this will be!

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