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James Earl Craig

February 25, 1961 ~ January 9, 2018 (age 56)

His Life

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven (KJV, Ecclesiastes 3:1)

A Time To Be Born

James Earl Craig was born on February 25, 1961, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina  to Robert Craig and the late Ada Mitchell Craig.

A Time To Plant

The early vines of James’ life were rooted in the public schools of Orange County. He was a member of the Chapel Hill Senior High School Class of 1981. As his roots began to grow, he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve.

A Time to Laugh

James Earl was known for his generously hearty laugh. His laugh started from his belly and vibrated outward through his vocal cords. He was a very sociable person and it was always easy to tell when he was near.

A Time to Work

James was a self-employed painting contractor for many years. Quality Painters was the name of his business and quality is what he gave his customers. He always put over 100% effort into his craft.

A Time to Rest

James Earl Craig transitioned into eternal rest, Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the age of 56. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ada Mitchell Craig; and by his brother, Jeffrey Craig.

A Time to Love

James leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Jasmine Craig and his granddaughters, Lauren Barrier, Madison Gill, and Paris Gill all of Salisbury, NC; his father, Robert Craig and his brother, Anthony Craig (Maria) of Chapel Hill; very special friends, Laura Hayes Moody and Steven Hutzler; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Community House – Chapel Hill, NC.

Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home - Chapel Hill, NC

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 Service Information

January 13, 2018

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. Joseph CME Church
510 W. Rosemary St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Memorial Service
January 13, 2018

2:00 PM
St. Joseph CME Church
510 W. Rosemary St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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