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Thomas Eugene “Tony” McCraney

February 4, 1943 — April 5, 2024

Columbia

Thomas "Tony" Eugene McCraney


COLUMBIA… Thomas “Tony” Eugene McCraney, a resident of the Pleasant Plains Community between Headland and Columbia passed away Friday evening, April 5, 2024, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was 81.

 

           Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 8, 2024, at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church on County Road 22 and County Road 55 with Reverend Teddy Ward, Reverend Tom Chestnut, and Dr. Perry Mobley officiating.   Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Wright Funeral Home & Crematory in Headland.  Wright Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. 

 

           The family will be accepting flowers, or you may donate to the Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, ℅ Nicole McEntyre, 2755 Bill Yance Road, Headland, Alabama, 36345, or to Southern Care Hospice, 2576 Montgomery Hwy, Unit 2, Dothan Alabama 36303.

 

           Mr. McCraney was born on February 4, 1943, in Henry County, to the late Willie Foy (Buck) McCraney and the late Rosa Thelma Davis McCraney. He was raised in the Pleasant Plains Community. He attended Headland High School.  He was an electrician by trade. He was employed by Georgia Pacific Paper Company for over 23 years and retired in 2002. Mr. McCraney owned and operated McCraney Farms, where he raised cattle and publicly rolled peanut and grass hay for many years.  He was a past president of the Henry County Cattlemen's Association and the Alabama Limousin Breeders Association.  He was very involved and active in the show cattle industry when his children were growing up. He was a member of the Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, where he had previously served on the “Buildings and Grounds” committee. Mr. McCraney could fix anything and opened his shop to many folks in the community. He also had a love for tractors, especially John Deere. 

 

           He is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Janice McWaters McCraney, who passed away in January of this year; his parents; a brother, Foy Edward McCraney; a sister, Betty McCraney Floyd; a brother-in-law, Doug Floyd; father and mother-in-law, B P “Pattis” McWaters and Carrie Andrews McWaters. 

 

           He is survived by a daughter, Krista McCraney Shelley (Daniel); a son, Brian McCraney (Susie Muehl), all of Columbia; two grandsons, Matthew McCraney (Grace Cox) of Columbia and Kaleb (Katie) Shelley of Dothan; a granddaughter, Aubrey Maddox of Cowarts; and a great- granddaughter, Daisy McCraney of Columbia. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Betty Lou McCraney of Columbia, Alabama; and brother and sister-in-law, Larue (Ann) McWaters of Shelbyville, Tennessee. Special friends Welborn Johnson, Sonny Norman, Dennis and Beverly Teat, Barry and Marilyn Singletary, Pete and Mae Shelley and to his faithful sitter, Crystal Milner. Also surviving, several nieces and nephews along with a multitude of friends.

 

           Serving as active pallbearers will be William Edmonson, Mark Fellows, Caleb Hughes, Ray McQuain, Ronnie Sykes, and Jimmy Thompson.

 

           The family wants to extend a heartfelt and special thanks to Southern Care Hospice, and especially Rosa Brackin and Theresa Riker.

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, April 7, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home and Crematory

15579 US Hwy 431 South, Headland, AL 36345

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 8, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Cemetery

7220 County Road 22, Headland, AL 36345

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Burial

Monday, April 8, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Cemetery

7220 County Road 22, Headland, AL 36345

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