OBITUARY

Katherine "Kay" Louise Crafton

October 28, 1934March 13, 2019
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Katherine Louise Crafton, age 84 of Murfreesboro, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at St. Thomas in Murfreesboro surrounded by family. She was born October 28, 1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Henry Edward King and Julia Virginia Lampa King. She is survived by her husband of over 65 years, William Morgan Crafton; one son, Scott Morgan Crafton of Gallatin; two daughters, Lynda Colleen Crafton of Temple, Texas, and Shannon Lea (Clayton) Ledford of Murfreesboro; Eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Brian Keith (Tammy) Crafton of White House. Services to celebrate Mrs. Crafton will be on the afternoon of Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Three O’clock at Roselawn Funeral Home with final placement to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are cordially invited to visitation with the family two hours prior to the service on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. To leave thoughts or memories, visit www.roselawnfh.com.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Service to Celebrate Sunday, March 17, 2019
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Katherine "Kay" Louise Crafton

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Brian Hett

March 16, 2019

Rest in peace Kay. Heaven has gained another beautiful Angel. The first day her son Brian ( my life long best friend for over 40 years) brought me home from school to meet his mom I had never met a mother from the south. Being in 3rd or 4th grade I was a bit nervous. She asked me if I was hungry and I replied "yes please" so Brian and I sat and she made us a bologna sandwich and a cup of sweet tea. It was Brian's everyday after school routine but new to me. The sandwich was made with Miracle Whip which I had never tasted before and there was sugar in the iced tea, which wasn't normal in Alaska, how did she get the sugar not to rest at the bottom of the cup? It must have been a southern thing. I was instantly in heaven and had a new love for the South. I followed my best friend just like we always said we would do as little kids to Nashville TN. Kay Crafton has always been a second mother to me and has always opened her home to me as one of her own. My life after Alaska has been what it is because of her kind and loving heart. She raised a God fearing loving family that included me as a part of their family. The Southern Hospitality that I grew to love growing up became reality as an adult. However I still live in Nashville TN but i don't eat Bologna sandwiches or drink Sweet Tea anymore, her and I would always laugh about that when we saw each other, even as recent as a couple days ago when I got to say my goodbyes. She will always be embedded in my heart and I will always be proud to call her my second mom. The South became my " home away from home" and Kay Crafton became my "mom away from mom" Not to Mention she brought into this world the best man and life long friend a person could ask for, her son Brian Kieth. RIP Kay I love you. -Hett

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Biography

Katherine Louise Crafton, age 84 of Murfreesboro, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at St. Thomas in Murfreesboro surrounded by family. She was born October 28, 1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Henry Edward King and Julia Virginia Lampa King.
She is survived by her husband of over 65 years, William Morgan Crafton; one son, Scott Morgan Crafton of Gallatin; two daughters, Lynda Colleen Crafton of Temple, Texas, and Shannon Lea (Clayton) Ledford of Murfreesboro; Eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Brian Keith (Tammy) Crafton of White House.
Services to celebrate Mrs. Crafton will be on the afternoon of Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Three O’clock at Roselawn Funeral Home with final placement to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are cordially invited to visitation with the family two hours prior to the service on Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
To leave thoughts or memories, visit www.roselawnfh.com.