OBITUARY

Florene Yarborough Craft

December 22, 1935June 10, 2018
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Florene Yarborough Craft, 82, of New Braunfels , Texas, entered into eternal life on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Methodist Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Loney W. and Viola Wright Yarborough of Pinehurst, North Carolina.

There will be a Visitation at Zoeller Funeral Home, 615 Landa St, New Braunfels, Texas, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

A Funeral Service will be held at Oakwood Baptist Church, 2154 Loop 337, New Braunfels, Texas, on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 11:00 AM, with a burial service to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas at 1:15 PM. Following the burial service, there will be a reception back at Oakwood Baptist Church at 4:00 PM.

Born in Raeford, North Carolina on December 22, 1035, she moved with her family to Pinehurst, North Carolina at a very early age. She attended school in Pinehurst, never missing a day in 12 years. After graduating from Pinehurst High School, she married Robert E. Craft on November 21, 1954.

True to her name, Florene means “Flowering, in bloom”. She loved her family and was the essence of cohesiveness for all she loved. She was the cornerstone upon which every family member and memory was built. She realized a new joy when her three granddaughters Nicole, Danielle, and Katherine were born, and even greater joy came when her great grandchildren Emmalee, Cooper, and Jasper came into her life.

Florene lived by one of the greatest Biblical principles: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13.

Florene was preceded in death by her parents Loney and Viola Yarborough of Pinehurst, North Carolina, and her brother William H Yarborough of Maxton, North Carolina. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert E. Craft of New Braunfels, Texas; children David Craft and wife Maggie of Carthage, North Carolina, Robert W. (Bobby) Craft and wife Molly of New Braunfels, Texas, Cynthia (Cindy) Craft Bazari of New Braunfels, Texas; sisters Jean Yarborough Prickett of Carthage, North Carolina, Barbara Cortez Southers and husband Richard Southers of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren Nicole Craft of New Braunfels, Texas, Danielle Bass and husband Cody of New Braunfels, Texas, Katherine Craft of Elsmere, Kentucky; and great grandchildren Emmalee Wetz, Cooper Bass, and Jasper Dyal, all of New Braunfels, Texas.

Her work here was done well, and she will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to the church she loved so much…Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels.

  • FAMILY

  • Florene was preceded in death by her parents Loney and Viola Yarborough of Pinehurst, North Carolina, and her brother William H Yarborough of Maxton, North Carolina. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert E Craft of New Braunfels, Texas; children David Craft and wife Maggie of Carthage, North Carolina, Robert W (Bobby) Craft and wife Molly of New Braunfels, Texas, Cynthia (Cindy) Craft Bazari of New Braunfels, Texas; sisters Jean Yarborough Prickett of Carthage, North Carolina, Barbara Cortez Southers and husband Richard Southers of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren Nicole Craft of New Braunfels, Texas, Danielle Bass and husband Cody of New Braunfels, Texas, Katherine Craft of Elsmere, Kentucky; and great grandchildren Emmalee Wetz, Cooper Bass, and Jasper Dyal, all of New Braunfels, Texas.

Services

  • Public Visitation Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Reception Thursday, June 21, 2018
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John Elliott

June 19, 2018

Dear Bob and Family:
I was very saddened to hear of Florene's passing. She was one of the most outwardly focused people I have ever known--always focused on helping other people.
My first remembrance of Florene was meeting her and your family on a ship enroute to Okinawa. Since then she and Bob have been wonderful friends to my mother and father for sixty years now. Our friendship with the Crafts lasted during their time in the Army together and throughout their retirements. The Crafts and Elliotts frequently visited each other and Florene always called to check on Mom and Dad when their health declined. They loved hearing from her and we all greatly appreciated her calls and concern.
My sincere condolences go out to Bob and all the family. We have all lost a wonderful lady.
John Elliott

Betty Wiseman Ferguson

June 14, 2018

Just read of Florene's passing in my local newspaper (the Aberdeen Times) in North Carolina. My deepest sympathy to the family and especially Bobby. To Bobby I send a special "Hello" from a friend from long ago, Bob and Betty Ferguson. I'm sorry to say Bob passed away in '98 but when he was here we often talked about our friends that had moved away from NC and your name always came up. Sending you many blessings to help carry you through this difficult time.

Carrow Moffitt

June 12, 2018

I have so many happy memories so many years ago of Florene and Bobby. She left this life with us knowing she had a positive impact on generations here now and those yet to come.

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Biography

Florene Yarborough Craft, 82, of New Braunfels , Texas, entered into eternal life on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Methodist Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Loney W. and Viola Wright Yarborough of Pinehurst, North Carolina.

There will be a Visitation at Zoeller Funeral Home, 615 Landa St, New Braunfels, Texas, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

A Funeral Service will be held at Oakwood Baptist Church, 2154 Loop 337, New Braunfels, Texas, on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 11:00 AM, with a burial service to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas at 1:15 PM. Following the burial service, there will be a reception back at Oakwood Baptist Church at 4:00 PM.

Born in Raeford, North Carolina on December 22, 1035, she moved with her family to Pinehurst, North Carolina at a very early age. She attended school in Pinehurst, never missing a day in 12 years. After graduating from Pinehurst High School, she married Robert E. Craft on November 21, 1954.

True to her name, Florene means “Flowering, in bloom”. She loved her family and was the essence of cohesiveness for all she loved. She was the cornerstone upon which every family member and memory was built. She realized a new joy when her three granddaughters Nicole, Danielle, and Katherine were born, and even greater joy came when her great grandchildren Emmalee, Cooper, and Jasper came into her life.

Florene lived by one of the greatest Biblical principles: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13.

Florene was preceded in death by her parents Loney and Viola Yarborough of Pinehurst, North Carolina, and her brother William H Yarborough of Maxton, North Carolina. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert E. Craft of New Braunfels, Texas; children David Craft and wife Maggie of Carthage, North Carolina, Robert W. (Bobby) Craft and wife Molly of New Braunfels, Texas, Cynthia (Cindy) Craft Bazari of New Braunfels, Texas; sisters Jean Yarborough Prickett of Carthage, North Carolina, Barbara Cortez Southers and husband Richard Southers of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren Nicole Craft of New Braunfels, Texas, Danielle Bass and husband Cody of New Braunfels, Texas, Katherine Craft of Elsmere, Kentucky; and great grandchildren Emmalee Wetz, Cooper Bass, and Jasper Dyal, all of New Braunfels, Texas.

Her work here was done well, and she will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to the church she loved so much…Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels.