Bonnie Belle Austin Craft


Bonnie Belle Austin Craft/photo from Atchley Funeral Home


February 2, 1945 – November 26, 2015

Bonnie Belle Austin Craft, age 70 of Sevierville, TN died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville.

Mrs. Craft was born February 2, 1945 in Columbia, Mississippi, the daughter of Hartwell McCorkle and Dottis Rae Belle Austin. She was retired from Moses Cone Regional Hospital in Greensboro, NC. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sevierville, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, HM and Dottis Austin; husband, James Earl Craft; Sister-in-law, Pauline Craft Dean; Brother-in-law, Gerald L. Craft; and Aunt and Uncle, Ruby and Gene Catchot

Daughters, Allison Craft Pelham and husband, John of Sevierville, and Rebecca Craft Latta and husband, Steve of Sevierville; Son, Michael Austin Craft of Sevierville;
Grandchildren, Hannah Rae and Olivia Leigh Pelham, Haleigh Kristine and Brandon James Latta; Aunt, Billie Plunk and husband, Everett of Bay Springs, MS; Uncle, James Belle and wife, Gloria of Louisiana; Sisters-in-Law, Doris Mills and husband, Jim of Diamondhead, MS, Dorothy Trahan and husband, Claude of Mexico, and Linda Craft of Reno, Nevada; Brother-in-Law, Michael W. Craft and wife, Dean of Gulfport, MS; Long- Time Family Friend, Bobbye Kay Shields of Oxford, MS; And many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center in Greensboro, NC or the TN Epilepsy Foundation.

The family will receive friends from 3:30-5:30 PM Monday with the funeral service to follow at 5:30 PM in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Rev. Jerry Hyder, Rev. David Cobb, and Rev. Dan Spencer officiating.

Graveside and interment at 11:00 AM Tuesday in Middle Creek Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Hyder officiating. Pallbearers will be: Son, Michael A. Craft, Sons-in-law, John Pelham, Jr. and Steve Latta, Grandson, Brandon Latta, Brother-in-Law, Mike W. Craft, and Cousin, Mark Catchot. Online condolences may be made at

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