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Obit – Mrs. Joan Craighead

Mrs. Joan Craighead, age 73, of the Kempville Community was pronounced dead on arrival at 4:37 p.m. Saturday afternoon January 23, 2021 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E.R. in Carthage. She was found deceased by a son at her Agee Lane home shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Craighead was at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning January 26th with Bro. Lanny Thomas ad her pastor, Bro. Frank Bratcher officiating. Burial following the 11 a.m. chapel services was beside her husband in the Gene Butler Cemetery in the Brooks Bend Community of Jackson County. Edward L. Anderson officiated at the graveside interment.

Musical presence for the funeral service was provided by J. F. and Edna Woodard and Craig Mahler from the Carthage First Freewill Baptist Church.

The only child of the late W. G. Woodard who died December 4, 2005 at the age of 81 and Ann Mai Dixon Woodard who died March 26, 2002 at the age of 86, she was born Patsy Joan Dixon in Gainesboro on July 16, 1947.

At the Highland Community home of the late Bro. Comer McGuire on December 7, 1963, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Kempville Community native Webb Allen Craighead, who preceded her in death at the age of 64 on March 5, 2010, succumbing to a brain tumor.

For many years she and her husband owned and operated a Grade A dairy on the family farm.

Mrs. Craighead attended the Carthage First Freewill Baptist Church in the Tanglewood Community and was a member of the former Ensor Chapel United Methodist Church in the Funns Branch Community.

She received her General Education Degree.

Surviving are her two sons, Jimmy Craighead and wife Tammy Anderson Craighead, Jeff Craighead and wife Tonya, all of the Kempville Community; four grandsons, Josh Holland, Jordan Craighead and fiancée Johnna West, Jace Craighead and Kevin Craighead.

The Craighead family requests memorials to either the Gene Butler Cemetery or the American Cancer Society.