McLaurin Funeral Home & Pinecrest Memorial Park

12830 US 70 Business Hwy W, Clayton, NC


Craig Thurston Sullivan

May 29, 1971January 17, 2020

Craig Thurston Sullivan born on May 29, 1971 passed away unexpected January 17, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Melanie Kay Sullivan (Knapp), Clayton, North Carolina. Father and Step-Mother, Craig and Beth Sullivan, North Carolina. Mother, Linda Fatahi-Yar, Maryland. Step-Mother, Roberta Sullivan, New York. Sisters, Lisa (Jerry) Temple, Florida; Lynette (Cheivelle) Hill Sullivan, Maryland; and, Parvaneh Fatahi-Yar (Leon Pinchik), Maryland. Brother Thomas (Michele) Sullivan. Aunts and Uncles, Nina (Jeff) Benck, Ron (Vicki) Sullivan, Cindy Sullivan and Mark (Barbara) Sullivan. Several nieces and nephews, Justin (Celia) Temple, Joshua Temple (Jessica Race), Madison Temple, Brooke Hill, Chloe Hill, Cheivelle Hill, Jr., Taylor Sullivan and Tucker Sullivan. Craig enjoyed rebuilding antiques of all variations especially those with a family history. He and his wife enjoyed motorcycling through the mountains of North Carolina and more recently taking their hot rod cars to shows and events. Craig was an avid hiker and loved the Appalachian mountain trails and taking them on with his dear friend Robert (Tina) Hill. Craig was a devoted husband, a great son, brother and uncle. Craig was a loyal friend to many including good friends John and Sherry Crouse, Newitt and Frances Jones, Mike and Sherry Mobley, Bonne, Brian and Chris Duncan, Willie and Donna Ward, Keith and Carolyn Stottlemeyer and many more. He was a trusted friend and business partner to Kevin McLeod and their employees and associates. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life being held at McKinley’s Restaurant, Clayton, NC on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 4PM to 8PM.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Craig Thurston Sullivan

have a memory or condolence to add?

Gerard OBrien

January 25, 2020

We are so sorry for the loss of your son Craig no words can Express our sorrow are thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Gerard,Mary,Ann and Maureen O'Brien

Representative Donna McDowell White

January 25, 2020

Beth and family,
I have just learned of your son’s untimely death. I am so very sorry.

My heart hurts for you and my prayers are being offered for your comfort.

Beth you have brought so many people blessings and one of those was to my family in 2017 when I lost my Father. My son will always remember your kindness.

May you be equally blessed,
Rep. Donna McDowell White

Rich & Pat Bergeman

January 24, 2020

Dear Craig & Beth and all of the Sullivan family members.......
Losing a loved one so young leaves an ache in your heart like no other, and we sincerely extend our condolences. May you be comforted by the happy memories you will always cherish. We are sending you hugs, and please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. ♥️🙏🏻

Pat & Rich

Paula Wilcox

January 24, 2020

Craig, Beth and family,
Words cannot be said to express what you are going through and how to take away your pain. Even though I never met Craiger, I know he was a wonderful man and did so much for everyone he met from listening to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with now and always. Love yous

Stephen Novak

January 24, 2020

Mel, Craig and Linda, Craig's Siblings, Relatives, and Friends:

I am so sorry to read of Craig's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. When recalling my memories of Craig the one word that comes to mind is consistency. From his early childhood to the current time I remember him as being nothing but kind, courteous, polite, and easy-going. May he Rest in Peace. And may each of you be At Peace.

Patria Lee

January 23, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I remember Craig from Columbia Park Elementary School, where Lynette, Craig and I attended. Many years ago... I know.

Losing a loved one is tough. God will answer my prayers for providing comfort and peace during this difficult time. Linda and Lynette... I’m so sorry!

Prayers for the family!

Patria Lee

Gary and Bonnie Kimball

January 23, 2020

Craig and Beth.. Our deepest condolences are with you through this difficult time. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel at your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Jon & Ronnye Davies

January 22, 2020

We are so sorry to hear the sad news.
When I think of Craiger I think of his smile.
Infectious and genuine.
It’s awesome you shared a
love of cool cars.
That kind of bonding is a true gift.

Our thoughts are with the
entire family.

Peace to All

Jon & Ronnye Davies

Mike (Region 2 Team) Freese

January 22, 2020

Your extended family at Lumber Liquidators extends our condolences and prayers to your family during this time of loss. We didn’t know Craig personally but we know the Sullivans and we know he had to be a sincere and caring man to those he interacted with. That’s the Sullivan way and all those lucky enough to be touched by them are blessed.

Holly Potter

January 22, 2020

Dear Sully and Family,
David and I are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our love at this very difficult time!
Love, Holly& David Potter