Craig, Neomia

Neomia M. Craig, 85, of Clovis, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis.

She was born April 7, 1920, in Longview, Texas, to William Edward and Eular Lee Swansy McMihelk.

She married Bishop James Craig on July 18, 1954, in Clovis.

She got her bachelor’s degree in 1975 and her master’s degree in 1982. She taught at LaCasita, Lockwood, Sandia and at Parkview elementary schools. She also taught GED classes. She was an elect minister at the Free Church of God and Christ, which she founded with her husband. She edited the church’s newsletter, “The Voice of the West,” as well as supervised the Young People Christian Workers.

She is preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Eva Manigo, Roseanna Collins, Lula Mae Duty, Lilly Pearl McMihelk and Edna Harrison; and two brothers, William McMihelk and Hershell Ray McMihelk.

She is survived by her husband; a brother, Ralph McMihelk of Stockton, Calf.; a sister, Gladys Turner of Amarillo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bishop Norman Gholston will officiate services.

Burial will follow at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis.

Pallbearers are William Funk, Willie Greene, Virgil Helker, Nigel Jefferson, Elijah Lampkin and Homer Robertson.

Honorary pallbearers are Ralph McMihelk, all nephews, and all her friends.

Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home in Clovis.