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Bertha McCraw Mottl

Bertha McCraw Mottl

Bertha McCraw Mottl of Dana, NC passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at her Florida residence in Lake Wales.
She was born May 20, 1926 in Dana, NC to the late Robert & Nellie Gilliam. She lived in Dana for most of her life and had moved to Lake Wales in 1984. She was a farmer’s wife/homemaker an avid fund raiser and flea marketeer. She was a former volunteer paramedic for both Dana Fire Department and Timberlane Fire Department in Lake Wales, Florida. She blessed many of her neighbors lives with meals and other needs.
Bertha was preceded in death by her first husband, James P. McCraw; second husband, Tom Mottl; son, Curtis McCraw; and daughter, Patricia Harwell.
Survivors include her daughters, Marcella Styles (Dwayne) of Ridgeway, SC and Marsha Stepp of Hendersonville, NC; sons, Hulon McCraw (Linda) of Hendersonville, NC, Coy McCraw (Cindy) of Hendersonville, NC and Phillip McCraw of Hendersonville, NC; 21 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 2:30 PM Saturday, October 1st at the Upward Holiness Baptist Church with Rev. Dwayne Styles, Rev. Rick Harris and Rev. Patrick Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday night from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Jackson Funeral Service, 1101 Greenville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28793 and at other times will be at the home of Coy and Cindy McCraw.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Gideons International, P.O. Box 6284 Hendersonville NC 28793 or to Dana Fire & Rescue, 2001 Dana Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.