Jo Ann McCrary

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jo Ann McCrary, 79, of Payneway died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro.

She was a lifelong resident of Payneway and a member of the Central Baptist Church.

Mrs. McCrary was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her parents, Cortez and Julia Martin; one brother, Bert Martin, and one sister Etoile Simmons.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jesse McCrary, of the home; two sons, Jamie (Lisa) McCrary and Tommy (Sherry) McCrary, both of Marked Tree; three daughters, Linda Odell of Marked Tree and Debbie Bragg (Olen Jr.) and Terry Bankston, both of Jonesboro, and sisters, Maurine Tubbs and Sue Stricklen of Marked Tree.

She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held with Patrick Tucker and Glen Hurst officiating with burial following at Marked Tree Cemetery. Murphy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.