Charlotte Craft

Charlotte Richardson Compton Craft, 90, of Pickaway, WV, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 3, 2019, at Springfield in Lindside, WV.

She was born March 7, 1928, at her family home on Knobs Mountain to the late Ingram B. Compton and the late Nancy Lucretie Nash Compton.

Charlotte attended a one room school, Mt. Prospect, on Knobs Mountain for grades 1-8. She graduated from Union High School in 1946. She worked several jobs, but most of her work career was at Alderson Federal Reformatory for Women, where she retired as associate warden's secretary after twenty years of service. After that, she worked several years at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in medical records and finished out her career as staff secretary. Charlotte was also the principal caregiver to her mother and sister, Mary, until their deaths.

Charlotte married her love, Bob, on December 15, 1950, and they shared 57 years of marriage until his passing in 2008. It is only fitting that she passed on February 3, as did he.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven sisters, Oscie, Stella, Eula, Mary, Edna, Gretis, and Hazel.

Survivors are her son David Craft (Beuna) of Gloucester Point, VA; daughter, Beth Power (Bruce) of Lindside; five grandchildren, Justin Craft, Sarah Davis, Jessica Stone, Bruce Power Jr., and Erin Winter; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Betty Lou Townsend.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the Union Memorial Baptist Church in Union, WV, with Pastor Mark Shafer officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Union.

Friends may call Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Union Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 195, Union, WV, 24983.

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Groves-Mann Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the February 5, 2019 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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