Dateline: April 17, 2003


Funeral 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.

Mrs. 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.

She 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 brothers.

Survivors 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 great grandchildren.

Casket bearers were grandsons of Mrs. McCracken.


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