Martha Jane Craig, age 66 of Hollow Rock, TN, died Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Life Care Center of Bruceton-Hollow Rock, TN.
She retired after a 20-plus year career as an LPN, last working for Life Care Center of Bruceton-Hollow Rock. She was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Benton County, TN. Martha was extremely interested in her family tree and ancestry. She enjoyed gardening, canning tomatoes and other vegetables from her garden. The love for her family, especially her grandchildren, was more than just a mother/grandmother love, but a force. A force given to each and every one of us to always have. Her teaching moments were definitely unforgettable whether it was life lessons, canning, telling us right from wrong, or simply playing Rook! She had a way with words and her wisdom will be carried with us until the day we all stand together in the glory of the Lord. She loved watching the grandchildren grow and become beautiful and strong young adults. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother as she did all she could in making sure her family was well provided for. She had a heart of gold and a smile brighter than diamonds. She was the most caring woman, and it was an honor to have her as a mother/grandmother. The Lord blessed our lives by making us a part of her family.
Martha was born May 8, 1955, in Carroll County, TN, to the late Lester Junior King and the late Opal Mae Thomas King.
She was married in 1986 to Billy Wayne Craig, who survives, of Hollow Rock, TN.
Along with her husband, she is also survived by her daughter, Krystal Craig of Hollow Rock, TN; two sons, Kevin Thompson of Huntingdon, TN, and Damon (Jessica) Thompson of Huntingdon, TN; one stepson, Jamie Craig of Bruceton, TN; five grandchildren, Knoa Thompson, Turner Grace Thompson, Olivia Thompson, Macy Thompson, and Kodie Craig; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Bill Thomas.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242. Visitation will be Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Sunday, May 23, 2021, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. The funeral service will be Sunday, May 23, 2021, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Bud Ricketts officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Knoa Thompson, Ted Craig, Darrel Craig, Jamie Craig, John Schwartz, Jimmy Spears, and Steve Daniels.
Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Camden, TN.