Dateline: April 17, 2003
services for Marie Reynolds McCracken, age 91, were held at 2:00 p.m. on
Monday, April 14, 2003, in Robertson Chapel of Memories in Clarendon with
Rev. Bryan Knowles, Pastor of Community Fellowship Church, and Rev.
Darrell Burton, Pastor of Martin Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the
direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
McCracken died Saturday, April 12, 2003, in Amarillo. She was born August 5, 1911, in Clark County, Arkansas. She
had been a resident of Alanreed before moving to Clarendon 30 years ago.
She married George McCracken on November 7, 1931, in Clarendon. She
graduated from Groom Medical Nursing School and had worked as an LVN for
26 years at the Groom, Shamrock, and McLean Hospitals.
She retired from the McLean Hospital after 13 years of service and
then worked at Medical Center Nursing Home in Clarendon for six years
before her final retirement. She
was a member of the LVN Association, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and was a
volunteer with Meals on Wheels for several years.
She was a member of the Martin Baptist Church.
was preceded in death by her husband, George McCracken on May 2, 1964; by
a daughter, Patsy McCracken Cox in 1987; two sons, Bobby Lee McCracken in
1932 and George Dale McCracken in 1934; by three sisters; and by five
include one daughter, Peggy Cockerham of Howardwick; one son, Ronald
McCracken of Houston; two sisters, Lorene McAnear of Clarendon and Martiel
Webb of Amarillo; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and 3 great
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