Mattie Helen Keeton Craig
The funeral for Mattie Helen Keeton Craig will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Starkville with burial in Memorial Garden Park Cemetery.
Visitation for Mrs. Craig is scheduled for today from 5 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church.
The Revs. Chip Stevens and Clifton Curtis will conduct the service.
Mrs. Craig, 72, passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at UAB in Birmingham, Ala., after a difficult and lengthy fight with two liver transplants.
She was a member of the Starkville First Baptist Church, where she attended the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was a graduate of Delta State University and received her master’s degree from Mississippi State University.
She was the music teacher with Starkville Public Schools for 15 years and then co-owner of Bulldog Sporting Goods for 20 years until her retirement.
Her hobbies were gardening, playing the piano, and attending numerous soccer and basketball games in which her granddaughters participated.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Craig; her son, Dan (Laurie) Craig; and granddaughters, Keeton Elizabeth Craig and Anne Claire Craig, all of Starkville.
Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Liver Transplant Research Program, C/O UAB Gift Records Office, 1530 3rd Avenue South, AB1230, Birmingham, AL 35294-0112.
Guests may sign the register online at: http://www.welchfuneralhomesinc.com.