Craig Martindale


Dr. Sr.MURFREESBORO Dr. J. Craig Martindale Sr., 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.A native of Hopewell, Miss., he was the son of the late Kelton and Syble Proctor McAlister. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margie Martindale.Dr. Martindale is survived by his wife of 23 years, Dana Overby Martindale, son, Craig Jr. and his wife Frances Martindale of Chattanooga, daughter Kellie and her husband Jeremy Everett of Murfreesboro, step son Brian Burnette of Chattanooga, and his two grandchildren, Trip Martindale, and Allyson Everett.Dr. Martindale was the minister of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro. He also held rank of Captain in the Army Reserves, serving as a Chaplain and Artillary officer.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Murfreesboro, Tenn., Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Hopewell, Miss., or to the Memphis Theological Seminary.Funeral services were 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Murfreesboro, with Rev.Tommy Jobe, Dr. Rebecca Salisbury, and Dr. Phil Sumrall officiating.Visitation will be held from 1 until service time at 3 p.m. Thursday at McBride Funeral Home, Ripley, Miss., 206 North Commerce St., Ripley, Miss, 662-837-8101.Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.On line condolences may be made to (615) 893-5151.

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