Ellizabeth McRae

Published 10:50 pm Monday, February 27, 2012

Ellizabeth McRae

Elizabeth Sturges McRae “LIB”, 94, of Marianna, died late Saturday afternoon, February 25, 2012 at Jackson Hospital in Marianna.

She was born on April 16, 1917 to the late Wilton and Frances Sturges in Meridian, MS.  She lived her younger years in Dothan, graduating from Dothan High school in 1934.  She had lived in Marianna since 1937 and was an active member of the First Baptist Church for over 70 years.  She was interested in homemaking, gardening and was an avid bridge player all her adult life.  She was a member of the Marianna Women’s Club for more than 60 years.

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On November 23, 1937, she married William Earl McRae who preceded her in death on July 1, 1982.

Also preceding her in death were one brother, Wilton Sturges Jr., and three sisters, Frances Lide, Alice Sturges and Jane Carter.

She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Claudette McRae of Monticello, FL., Dr. Wilton and Patrena McRae of Troy, Dr. Jon and Janet McRae of Bainbridge, GA. and Terry and Sissy McRae of Athens, GA.; step-daughter, JoAnne Kirkwood (Lyman). She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Rev. Dr. Huw Christopher officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with James and Sikes Funeral Home-Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at James & Sikes Funeral Home-Maddox Chapel.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of her Sunday School class at First Baptist Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhome.com