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Volena Craft

April 17, 1927 — January 27, 2015

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Volena Hawkins Craft, 87 of Harlan, KY died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital.   Mrs. Craft was born in Jellico, Tennessee to the Late Ben and Susan Hawkins.   She was the widow of the Late Dr. J. W. Craft.

Mrs. Craft was a retired school teacher with the Harlan County Board of Education.  She was an alumnus of Cumberland College and had also attended Union College and Eastern Kentucky University.  Mrs. Craft was a member and past president of the Harlan Woman’s Club, served on the Harlan Housing Authority and with the Harlan Community Action Agency.  She was a member of the Harlan Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star where she had served as an officer for several years.  She was a member of the Harlan ARH hospital auxiliary serving in many capacities.  She was a member of the Harlan United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her brother, James Hawkins and sisters, Maxine Casey and Peggy Baker.

Surviving are brothers, Wallace Hawkins and Ben Frank Hawkins and sisters, Betty Lowry, Patricia Ball, and Jennie Walters.

Visitation will be Friday, January 30, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 PM in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 7:00 PM also in the chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home.  The Rev. Kyle Burnette will be officiating the services.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Volena Craft to the Harlan United Methodist Church, 201 East Mound Street, Harlan, KY  40831.

Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Volena Craft.  Condolences may be left at www.aljfh.com .


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