Louise (Wells) Craig

January 16, 1947 ~ November 3, 2020 (age 73)


Louise Wells Craig, 73, of Salisbury, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury.

She was born January 16, 1947 in Rowan County to the late James and Martha Bonds Wells. She attended West Rowan High School and was a lifelong member at First United Church of Christ.

Family and friends fondly nicknamed her “Weese” because of her happy and fun personality. Over the years, she catered dinners, provided wedding planning services, baked many beautiful wedding cakes, and was an Activities Assistant at a nursing facility. Weese collected antiques as her hobby and loved spending time with her family. She spent many years in the NC Mountains during her childhood and adult life and would often reminisce about those days that were precious to her.

Those left to cherish her memory include daughter, Mary Beth Coughenour Lemly (Darrell); son William “Bill” Usher (Susie); stepson Thomas Kochenauer; her very specially loved granddaughter, Shelby Lee Turman; and numerous cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents and spouse Marshall Lewis Craig.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020, 1:00 pm at Rowan Memorial Park, Salisbury, NC with a celebration of life gathering for family and close friends at the home following the service.

A special thank you to the staff at Trinity Elms Health & Rehab in Clemmons for their care prior to Louise moving back to her home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Church of Christ, 207 West Horah Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.


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Graveside Service
November 14, 2020

1:00 PM
Rowan Memorial Park
4125 Franklin Community Center Road
Salisbury, NC 28144


First United Church of Christ
207 W. Horah St., Salisbury NC 28144

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