Ila Craft, 96, of Lavaca, AR, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Barling, AR. She was born July 24, 1917, in Lavaca, AR to Orville Wilson and Grace Hunter Wilson. She was a housewife and preceded in death by her husband Robert Loyd Craft and one daughter Virginia McKinney and one sister Maxine Wise.
Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Smith Mortuary Chapel with interment at Garden of Memories under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.
She is survived by two daughters, Rachel Amos of Lavaca and Ruby Pearce of Charleston; one son, Bob Craft of Charleston; two sisters, Ruth Steele of Mississippi and Imogene Gann of Van Buren; two brothers, Glen Wilson and Billy James Wilson both of Lavaca; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Smith, Jimmy Smithson, John Branch, Anthony Elkins, John May, Kevin Branch and D.J. Branch.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of choice that supports needy children.