Charlotte Crafton

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Charlotte Crafton, 83, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Monday, March 24, 2008, at Batesville, Ark. She was born Feb. 21, 1925, at St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Lottie Beare Robinson.

She was a retired executive secretary and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Cave City.Survivors include: three sons, Bob Merritt of Webster Groves, Mo., Steven Merritt and Donald Merritt both of St. Louis, Mo.; two stepsons, Danny Crafton of Davenport, Iowa and David Crafton of Dekalb, Ill.; one step-daughter, Sheila Crafton of Moline, Ill.; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Garon Crafton; and two brothers, Charles Robinson and Fred Tucker.Graveside services were held March 29 at the Ward Cemetery located at Strawberry with Bro. Jeff Holland officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark.