Sunday, April 06, 2014

Hendry Obituaries - Alfred Clay Craichy, Tim Weaver

Timothy Jerrold Weaver, age 65, of Clewiston, died on April 2, 2014, in Gulf Coast Medical Center, Fort Myers.

Tim was born Oct. 4, 1948, in Pahokee, FL, to Dilburn Florice and Helen Mae (Rich) Weaver. Tim met and married the love of his life: Connie Weaver. He was a business partner in Best Electric Company.

Survivors include his wife: Connie (Hester) Weaver, three daughters: Penny Ezell and husband Mark, Rhonda Lowman and husband Tim, Wendy Kurtz and Ray Burgis, one brother: Doc Weaver and one sister: Flora Mae Bash, Grandchildren: Kristyn, Heather, Bradley, T J, Nicholas, Rachel, James, Marshall, Wyatt; Aubrey; Great Grandchildren, Paytton, Noah, Kadence, Emma.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Sam Weaver.

Celebration of Tim's life took place on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Evangel Assembly of God Church in Clewiston with Rev. Jim Yates and Pastor Troy Ezell officiating. Burial was immediately after the celebration in Ridgelawn Cemetery.

Alfred Clayton "Clay" Craichy, 87, active for years in LaBelle aviation and real estate businesses as well as community organizations, died Thursday, April 3, after an extended illness. 

Mr. Craichy moved to LaBelle in 1966 and was active in the Jaycees. He was involved during the early years of the Swamp Cabbage Festival, and organized the air show that for a number of years was a part of the festival. 

A veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, he worked in the local area as a crop duster and pilot and also founded A. Clay Craichy Real Estate in the 1970s in LaBelle. Mr. Craichy worked as a crop duster and pilot in Central and South America and Nebraska. 

He is preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Gladys Craichy and his sisters Fran Chase and Josephine Stephens. Surviving are his children KC (Monica) Craichy, Julie (Wayne) Wilkins, and John (Karen) Craichy; a sister Alice (Linville) Helton; a brother Roger (Sharon) Craichy; grandchildren Charlie, Michael, Johnathan, Kyle, Austin, Sarah, Grace, Joshua, Chassey, Kristopher, Matthew, Coby, Montana, and Jacqueline; and many nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Craichy spent his final year at Oakbrook of LaBelle, where services were held Saturday, April 5. 2014 with Pastor Clifford Avery officiating.

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