OBITUARY

Martha Lene Souther Crater

March 19, 1933April 24, 2021
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On April 24, 2021, Martha Lene Souther Crater was called home by her precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was 88 years old.

Born On March 19, 1933 in Union Grove, she was the daughter of the late Felix Gilbert Souther and Annie Gregory Souther.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Paul Edward Crater, whom she married on July 2, 1951. They shared 55 1/2 years together until his passing on January 29, 2007.

Martha was also preceded by one daughter, Angelia Crater Templeton, brother, Jerry Souther and sisters, Artha Mae Messick, Evelyn Star Gregory.

Martha was a faithful minister’s wife, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Those left to cherish her memory are her three sons, Ricky F. Crater (Robin), Danny P. Crater (Carole) and Gregory S. Crater (Gayle); seven grandchildren, Joel (Angie), Jonna (Gary), Kristen (Zeke), Adam, Stephanie, Jacob and Rebekah (Brandon); and five great-grandchildren, Zayla, Abel, Arielle, Jacob and Micah.

Martha is further survived by numerous step-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren and brother, F.G. Souther.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM at Grassy Knob Baptist Church, with the funeral service beginning at 3:30 PM with Rev. Scott Chenevey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Joel Cass, Adam Crater, Jacob Crater, Zeke Lescano, Gary Everidge and Leon Cass.

Memorial donations may be made to Grassy Knob Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 333 Grassy Knob Road Union Grove, NC 28689.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Crater family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joel Cass
  • Adam Crater
  • Jacob Crater
  • Zeke Lescano
  • Gary Everidge
  • Leon Cass
  • DONATIONS

  • Grassy Knob Baptist Church Cemetery Fund

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Sandy Benfield

April 26, 2021

Love and Prayers to the family.
Martha was such a special lady. I had the honor to know her and love her for many years. Can you imagine the reunion she is having right now in heaven. Love and prayers always.
Sandy Benfield

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