Doris McCrary, age 86, died Friday, November 02, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services will be held Monday November 5, 2018 at 2 P.M. at Memorial Gunter Peel, 903 College Street, with Joe Shane of Cullman, Alabama, former preacher with the East Columbus Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow at Egger Cemetery in Caledonia. Visitation will be held Monday from 12:30 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, College Street location is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. McCrary was born on August 28, 1932, in Caledonia, MS, to the late Lucian and Grace Smith. She was a Christian first in her life, a member of East Columbus Church of Christ. She was primarily a homemaker. She also worked at the Caledonia Library for 10 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three brothers, James Smith, Bob Smith and Dan Smith. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Wade McCrary; five sons, Jay McCrary (Gay) of Columbus, MS, Mike McCrary (Wanda) of Cookeville, TN, Jeff McCrary (Melody) of Columbus, GA, Patrick McCrary (Shelia) of Greensboro, AL and Mark McCrary (Teresa) of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Jennifer Cavender (Matt), Lucian McCrary (Katie), Jeff McCrary, Nicki Burleson (Jeremy), Amanda Turner (Eric), Crystal McCrary, Holly McCrary, Steven McCrary (Sharon), Nathan McCrary, Max McCrary, Benjamin McCrary, Emily Claire McCrary, Ciara Arias (Kelvin), Alena McCrary and Camellia McCrary; and 17 great-grandchildren. Her husband and family were her pride and joy. Pallbearers will be Lucian McCrary, Steven McCrary, Nathan McCrary, Max McCrary, Benjamin McCrary, Matt Cavender and Jeremy Burleson. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Smith, Ronnie Pennington, Ron Smith and the Men of East Columbus Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on November 4, 2018
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