Charlene Hattie Crafton, 90, of Jacksonville passed away on March 7, 2016 in North Little Rock. She was born on November 25, 1925 in Griffithville, Arkansas to the late Vernon and Ethel Ray. She is also preceded in death by her sisters, Imogene Williams, Margarete Lewis, Mary Edna Felts; brothers, Neil Ray, Carl Ray; and son, C.A. “Dickie” Calhoun
Charlene was a razorback fan, loved watching the weather but most importantly loved her family.
She is survived by her children, Charlotte Pat (Jearld) McClain of Sherwood; grandchildren, Darlene (Jimmy) Durham, Greg McClain ; great-grandchildren, Sierra McClain Durham, Jonathan McClain, Josh McClain, Meghan McClain; one brother Dale Ray and lots of nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 9th at 10 a.m. at A Natural State Funeral Service Chapel 2620 W. Main Street Jacksonville with funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at White County Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Searcy.
May God hold you in his arms and bring you the comfort you need. I will miss Mrs Charlene. Her smile, her laugh, her love of music. She’s no longer bound by the body that kept her here on earth but gained her wings to fly leaving behind the pain and loss of memory she suffered daily from. My fondest memories will be her coming to visit and sit with me in the beauty shop to listen to music, particularly Elvis and Johnny Cash, two of her favorites. Or the day I heard her curse for the first time when she was missing seeing our Elvis impersonator who came to perform while she was sitting with a perm in her hair.
Dale and Family; Just want to let you know your family are in our thoughts and prayers, Johnny & Mary
So dorry for the loss of your prescios mother. She was one of yhe sweetest ladies I know. RIP sweet. Charlene.
We are going to miss you so, so much. No one besides you and your sisters could bring anything but a smile to the face of anyone who knew you. You were and still are in our hearts the most sensible, caring and beautiful southern woman there is. We are glad your home in heaven with grandma and Aunt Imogene . We love you, we love and thank you for loving us.