Curtis and Son Funeral Home

1315 Talladega Highway, Sylacauga, AL


Mary Nell Craddock

March 22, 1934July 16, 2020

Graveside service for Mary Nell Craddock, age 86, of Sylacauga will be Monday, July 20, 2020 at 10AM at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Byron White officiating. Mrs. Craddock passed away July 16, 2020 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her twin daughters: Judi Beth Craddock, Nancy Leigh Craddock, parents: Emmette and Bertha Whitley and sisters: Eleanor Moore and Ann Harkins. She was graduate of the Sylacauga Nursing School and was a registered nurse for 33 years at Sylacauga Hospital. The family would like to say a special thanks to the sitters: Loyce Renzendes and Lena Bryant, and also, special thanks to Coosa Valley Hospice and nurses, Dolores Catchings and Donna Evans for their outstanding care and untiring efforts. Survivors are her husband of 63 years: Myron "Cato" Craddock, son: Ronnie Craddock (Allyson), daughter: Amy Lee (Donnie), brother: Wallace Whitley, sister: Betty Gaston and 4 grandchildren: Jordan Whitley Craddock, Andrew Hilliard Craddock, Paul Getts Craddock and Adam Christopher Lee. Pallbearers will be Stevie Wyatt, Mark Wyatt, Hub Wyatt, Ken Sims, Maury Gaston and Daron Holland. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to, Coosa Valley Hospice, the First United Methodist Church Hope Sunday School Class or the Alzheimer's Association.


  • Myron "Cato" Craddock, Husband of 63 years
  • Ronnie Craddock (Allyson), Son
  • Amy Lee (Donnie), Daughter
  • Wallace Whitley, Brother
  • Betty Gaston, Sister
  • Jordan Whitley Craddock, Grandson
  • Andrew Hilliard Craddock, Grandson
  • Paul Getts Craddock, Grandson
  • Adam Christpher Lee, Grandson
  • Preceded in death by twin daughters: Judi Beth Craddock and Nancy Leigh Craddock, parents: Emmette and Bertha Whitley and sisters: Eleanor Moore and Ann Harkins.

  • Stevie Wyatt
  • Mark Wyatt
  • Hub Wyatt
  • Ken Sims
  • Maury Gaston
  • Daron Holland

  • Coosa Valley Hospice
  • The First United Methodist Church Hope Sunday School Class
  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, July 20, 2020


Mary Nell Craddock

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Warren Cherry

July 20, 2020

Mary Nell was a very dear Aunt to me, resting with Our Heavenly Father in peace now.

Alberta Cook

July 19, 2020

I had the privilege of working with Mrs. Craddock as a nurse until her retirement. She was a gentle, caring and diligent nurse and was a professional in every sense of the word. She could start those "hard sticks" IVs when no one else could!!! Great Nurse; thankful for her service as a Nurse. Alberta Cook RN

ginger clifton

July 18, 2020

Mary Nell worked on first floor down the hall from the X-ray Dept. when I started working at Sylacauga Hospital right after high school. These were the days when nurses were immaculate in starched white uniforms, white hose and shoes, and a hat that indicated the school from which they graduated. Mary Nell and Frances Cordner were the best of friends. Mary Nell was a sweet person and hard-working nurse. A life of service!

barbara spicer

July 17, 2020

i worked with mary nell for many years loved her so much. god bless her family

Dianne Thrash

July 17, 2020

Mary Nell was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She was kind, gentle, and encouraging. I know you will miss her terribly. May God grant you comfort and peace in the coming days.
With much love,
Dianne ❤️

Patty Harris

July 17, 2020

Mary Nell was a dedicated nurse and a gracious, kind person. I worked with her for several years at Coosa Valley. Sorry for your loss. Patty Harris.