Craig Lovin

Born: Tue., Jan. 12, 1988
Died: Thu., Jul. 7, 2005

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Craig Lovin, age 17, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Thursday, July 7, 2005. Born in Clarke County on January 12, 1988 he was the son of Bruce and Vicki Lovin of Greensboro, GA. He was a student at Greene County High School where he was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, treasurer of FFA and lettered in football, baseball and basketball. Along with school sports he loved hunting, fishing and all outdoor activities. Craig was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church of Union Point.

In addition to his parents, Vicki and Bruce Lovin of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by a sister, Katie Lovin and a brother, Cody Lovin of the home; maternal grandparents, Tom and Linda Smith of Athens, GA; paternal grandparents, Henry and Jean Lovin of Conyers, GA; aunts and uncles, Danny and Becky Moore of Conyers, GA, Mark and Sherri Smith of Gainesville, GA, Don and Donna Sorrells of Pendergrass, GA, and Steve and Paula Loyd of Cumming, GA; several cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethesda Baptist Church in Union Point with Rev. Jim Olds, Rev. Dave Sandridge and Rev. Jim Martin officiating. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Dan Fowler, Bo Fowler, Tyler Moore, Hunter Sheffield, Cole Sumner, Garrett Usry, Shaun McCommons, John Calvin Kinser, Blake Cook and Josh Clifton. Honorary pallbearers are Bethesda Baptist Church Youth and the Greene County High School Football Team. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday night at the funeral home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Georgia, 2625 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 205, Atlanta, GA 30339. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Kristin Marchman
   Posted Fri July 08, 2005
I would just like to say a few words for Craig. I never really talked to Craig, but I knew his dad, and I know how much he has helped me. Craig as I know him in the school. Was a really good boy. To my view of things, he was everyone's spirit. If it wasn't for him... Some people just wouldn't have cared. The more he struggled, the more he tried to be with us. The more we wanted to be better. He led an example to everyone.

Ashley Davis
   Posted Fri July 08, 2005
Mrs. Vicki and family, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I have been praying for the family. I am one of your old students. Just always remember that we will all meet again in Heaven. I will keep yall in my prayers. I love yall!

   Posted Sat July 09, 2005
Jean and Henry, my prayers are with you. May you find comfort in knowing Craig set an example for his fellow youth.

Nancy Miller
   Posted Sat July 09, 2005
I am so sorry about Craig, but our loss is heaven's gain. Your faith has meant so much to me over the last year and half. May God bless each of you today.

Anna & Ken Moates
   Posted Sat July 09, 2005
I work with Donna and came to know Craig and your family through her. We have been praying for your family and we will continue to do so as you go through this difficult time. Let God be your consoler. Always, Anna

Pamela Smith Ploof
   Posted Sat July 09, 2005
We Love You!

Keith and Meredith Channell
   Posted Sat July 09, 2005
To the Lovin family: We are so sorry for your loss. We understand how hard it can be, since we recently lost grandparents. We know God will give you comfort through the tough days to come, and will give you peace and strength to make it through everything. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ann Shouse
   Posted Sat July 09, 2005
My heart goes out to you. You will continually be in my thoughts and prayers. I have missed seeing you wonderful people so much. Love and prayers, Ann Shouse

Heather Nation
   Posted Sat July 09, 2005
I'm sorry for what has happened.Our prayers are with you.

Yvonne Heidbrider
   Posted Sat July 09, 2005
To the Lovin family you now have your own guardian angel and he was special. With Sympathy and Love, Yvonne Heidbrider

Heather Mann
   Posted Sat July 09, 2005
I didn't know craig that well and all but it really touched me that a great person like him had to be taken so early in life. He was a great friend to everyone and he was always really nice. I hope that he will fly right under gods wing and be safe for all eternity.

Sybil Cook
   Posted Sat July 09, 2005
Bruce and Vickie, no words can express my sympathies for your loss. My heart hurts for your family and you are all very much in my thoughts and prayers. We know Craig is healed now and we pray for your familys healing to begin. God bless you and comfort your family.

Matthew Lund
   Posted Sun July 10, 2005
Bruce,Vicki, Katie, and Cody - Your family will continue to be in my prayers. Know that your family extends far beyond your household and that I am forever grateful for the support and love that you have given me during my time in Greensboro. God has blessed me by bringing you guys into my life! Isaiah 43

Lynette Peters
   Posted Sun July 10, 2005
To the Lovin Family: I work here at MGB in the ER and although I have never met any of you and never knew Craig you have all touched my heart in so many ways. Many prayers are being sent your way with strength and hope. And know that Craig will never be forgotten, even by those of us who only knew him by name. God Bless.

Marla Durham
   Posted Mon July 11, 2005
I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting Craig, but I kept up with his progress through Heidbrider. Your family is in my prayers. As the days go by, your pain will get better each day. God Bless You !!!

demmie stephens
   Posted Mon July 11, 2005
Dear Lovin's: you have been thru more than anyone can imagine. i don't know if you realize how many thousands of people you have witnessed to thru craig's journey. i, for one, have been forever changed by your testimony and your faith. it has truly amazed me. thinking & praying for your family, demmie stephens

Mary Brown
   Posted Mon July 11, 2005
To the Lovin Family - Although I do not know your family personally, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your child. I too have suffered the lose of my son at the early age of 15 and my heart goes out to you. May God comfort you in the days and years ahead and rest assured that someday you will be reunited with Craig in heaven. God Bless You..

Angela Houston
   Posted Mon July 11, 2005
To the Lovins: You have been in my prayers from the beginning and will continue to be so now. I pray your continued strength during this even more difficult time, but you now have a special angel that can be there with you more than ever before. As long as Craig's spirit and memories are alive, he will never ben gone. The heavens are rejoicing for their STRONG & BEAUTIFUL spirit that has joined them! You have your Atlanta family here whenever you need us! With much love, Angela, Devarick and Taurean

Jonathan Vaughters
   Posted Mon July 11, 2005
To Vicki, Bruce, Cody, the Smith grandparents and the rest of the Lovin family, you all are in my prayers. I never had a chance to meet Craig, but I could tell from my relationship with you all, how much you meant to him and how much he meant to you all. It's always tougher at these trying times to have faith, but know he is in a better place and it is all part of God's master plan. We all will say a prayer for you all at this trying time. Peace, Coach JV Jonathan Vaughters

Betty J.Kirkpatrick
   Posted Tue July 12, 2005
Bruce, we all are so sorry to hear of the death of your son Craig. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember you as a child from Lake Capri with such loving parents. Take care. Jerry and Betty Kirkpatrick Darren and Monty Lindsey Kirkpatrick Mark and Janice McKinney Kirkpatrick

Jeanie & David Ashley
   Posted Tue July 12, 2005
Bruce, Vicki, Katie and Cody, Our prayers have been with your family from the beginning, and those prayers will continue. We pray that your family will be comforted in knowing that Craig is truly healed now and he's in God's arms. Your faith has really set an example of how we all should be. We're so thankful that we got to know Craig for he has touched our lives in so many ways. If you need us, please don't hesitate to call.

Miranda Lanier
   Posted Fri July 15, 2005
I wanted to say that I am sorry for the passing of Craig.However, in this time of great sorrow we are greatful that Craig was in each of our lives. For him being on this earth only a short time he taught many people many things and for that i'm greatfull. He personally taught me to never give up and that the strenght of one family can bring a whole community back together in a way like never before. Once again i'm sorry but thank you MR. Bruce and Mrs. Vicki for sharing your son with the community. Love, Miranda Lanier

   Posted Sat July 16, 2005