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Mary P. Crain

Mary P. Crain, age 92, Longterm Care Unit of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, died Thursday, Sept.20, 2012. She was a native and lifelong resident of Unicoi County.
Mrs. Crain was born May 15, 1920 in Unicoi County to the late Johnny and Annie Dunbar Bennett.
She was a retired seamstress for Steinway Clothing with 40 years of dedicated service.
Mrs. Crain attended Calvary Baptist Church.
She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Crain, who died Sept. 10, 1992; son-in-law: David Ledford; daughter-in-law: Bess Crain; two grandchildren, one great-grandson, one great-great-granddaughter; two brothers: Frank Bennett, Grady Bennett; two sisters: Sue Bennett, Betty Jane Church.
Survivors include two sons: Billy C. Crain, Yuma, Ariz., Douglas D. Crain, Chuckey; three daughters: Rita Williams, Erwin, Portia Phillips, Unicoi, and Pat Ledford, Erwin; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren; one brother: Richard Bennett and wife Barbara; one sister: Dorothy Moss and husband Miles, all of Lincolnton, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service for Mrs. Crain was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, in RoseLawn Memory Gardens. The Rev. David Williams officiated.
Active pallbearers were her grandsons: Robert Williams Jr., Clyde Everett Phillips, Steven Williams, Jeffery Bryan Crain, Benjamin Douglas Crain, David Lynn Williams, Arthur Mark Ledford, and Victor Lee Ledford.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Crain family through an interactive Book of Memories at
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel was in charge.