Delores Hughes Craig, 79, of Ripley, Tenn., died Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at her residence.
Mrs. Craig was born on October 5, 1933, in Elizabethton, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late Charles Raymond and Thelma Stepp Hughes. She was a 1952 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended ETSU before graduating from the Baptist School of Nursing in Memphis. She was a nurse at Lauderdale County Hospital and Johnson City Medical Center when she moved back to Johnson City in the late 1970s. While living for more than 30 years in Johnson City, she attended St. John’s Episcopal Church. She moved back to Ripley in 2010 where she attended both Immanuel Episcopal Church and Walnut Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Jenny Lou Hughes Hopson.
Mrs. Craig is survived by her husband, Billy Joe Craig Sr.; four sons, Tommy Starnes and Lee Starnes, both of Ripley, Bradey Craig of Johnson City and Billy Craig Jr. of Hutchinson, Kansas; a sister, JoAnn Campbell of Elizabethton; a brother, Ted Hughes of Johnson City; and five grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday, September 20, at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley. Funeral services were Saturday at Garner Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Any donations in memory of Mrs. Craig can be made to Walnut Grove Baptist Church, 1309 Walnut Grove Road, Ripley, TN 38063.
Garner Funeral Home, Ripley, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.