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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
Ella Craig

Ella Mae Craig (Daniel)

Sunday, October 10th, 1937 - Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Ella Mae Craig, 81 of Van Buren passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the 43 Assembly of God Church in Van Buren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl L. Craig; her father, Kenneth Ray Daniel; her mother and step father, Irene (Wise) and Billy Daniel: one sister, Melva Lankford; one brother, Gary Daniel.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 15, 2019 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

She is survived by two daughters, LaDonna Cristee of Van Buren, Deborah Gayle Rainwater and husband, Paul of Little Rock; two sons, Randy Craig and wife, Cathy and Mark Craig all of Van Buren; one sister, Billie Sue James of Hagarville; two brothers, William and Ray Daniel both of Barling; eleven grandchildren and eleven great- grandchildren.

The family will visit with relatives and friends Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 5-7 P.M. at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson Street, Van Buren, Arkansas

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be CW3 Carl Nathan Craig and Kirk Rainwater.

In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to 43 Assembly building fund at 3518 Big Pine Drive, Van Buren, Arkansas 72956
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ocker Memorial Chapel
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, March 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, March 15th, 2019 2:00pm
    Ocker Memorial Chapel
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Randy Craig
  • Interment

    Gracelawn Cemetery
    3003 Oak Lane
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Shirl Mac

Posted at 09:14am
Please allow me to offer my heartfelt condolences for the loss of you dear loved one. Jesus promised that we will see "her" again. The resurrection hope is real as stated at John 5:28,29. We so can look forward to a time when death and sickness will be a thing of the past. Rev. 21:3,4 and Isaiah 33:24. Please visit and search the word "comfort" and you will find more encouraging scriptures to help cope during this time of grief. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

Melissa Henry

Posted at 09:58pm
I am so sorry to hear of this. I haven't seen or talked with her in many years, but loved her dearly when I was around her often. Praying for peace and comfort on her family and friends.

Vicki Rice

Posted at 10:32am
So sorry to see this.Loved your mom and all the great times we had growing up. Will never forget sweet memories.Thoughts and Prayers. Vicki Lee

Margaret, Janet and Kelly

Posted at 12:45pm
In memory of a precious friend.
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Jacquelyn Sykes

Posted at 03:39am
The loss of momma is a void that is never filled. Time will get more comfortable, but the pain never goes away. Know she is your dad Carl, parents Billy and Irene, my grandpa Earl, sister Jewell and my momma Denise and so many other cousins and family. Honestly, I am sorry for the loss of your momma, grandma, friend Cousin "Aunt Ella Mae was a remarkable, amazing, sweet, kind lady. My love to you all during this time.

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