Carolyn Williams

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Carolyn “Patsy” Williams Craig Patsy Craig was born November 9, 1933 in Oak Hill, Florida of parents Cattie Bagley Williams of Chester SC and Hiram Williams of North Carolina. Her mother died in child birth and at six weeks Patsy and her twin brother Pete were sent to Thornwell Orphange in Clinton, SC. She was raised at the orphanage where she gained innumerable brothers and sisters. Upon graduation from Thornwell High School she attended Montreat College in Black Mountain, NC and later the University of Georgia. She married James H. Craig of Lawrenceville and Thornwell in 1954 and were united for almost 52 years. She was a homemaker and resided in Athens before moving to Lawrenceville, the Craig farm and home place, in 1961. In 1989 the family moved to a farm in Morgan County near Buckhead, where she resided until her death on November 22, 2015 at age 82. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.

Her personality was characterized by a true interest in each person she met, an ability to listen to anyone and put them at ease. She was totally supportive of her family and without fail was always there with support, encouragement, aid and quiet advice. In addition she could give as well take good natured jibing and was not a person to dare. Patsy and James had two sons Mark (Marcia) Craig of Madison and Scott (Barbara) Craig. She had four grandchildren Sarah (David) McKenzie of Birmingham, Ala, Erin Craig (fiancée Michael Long) of Brookhaven, Zachary (Kelsey) Craig of Madison, and Hannah (A1C Colt “CJ”) Savard of Navarre, Fla.

In addition she has two great grandchildren Laine Anne McKenzie and Kendall Craig. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and was predeceased by James, son Scott, her sister Heddy, twin brother Pete and half brother James. In lieu of flowers please donate to Thornwell Alumni Association, PO Box 409 Clinton, SC or Fairview Presbyterian Church, Lawrenceville, GA. A viewing was held Friday Nov. 27 from 6-8 p.m.and service was held at A. E. Carter Funeral Home, Madison on Saturday Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. and a graveside service at Fairview Presbyterian Church, Lawrenceville at 2 p.m.

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