D. Carson Moncrief

April 20, 1931 ~ December 13, 2009 (age 78)

David Carson Moncrief, age 78, of Crawfordville, Georgia died Sunday, December 13, 2009 at his residence. Born in Greene County on April 20, 1931, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Moncrief and Hattie Thea Atkinson Moncrief. He graduated from Greensboro High School in 1949, the last class that had only eleven grades. As a young man he worked for several grocery stores. He was married on June 28, 1959 to the former Joan East and they just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Right after high school, he began working for Chew''s Furniture Store and in 1980 purchased the furniture store and continued to operate it until 1997. He was a member of the Crawfordville Baptist Church, where he was the treasurer for twenty one years. He was a member of the brotherhood and a deacon. Carson was also a member of the Kiwanis Club. He was an avid yard worker and enjoyed woodworking and building, especially with the grandkids. He loved to entertain his children and grandchildren with stories from his childhood.

He is survived by his wife, Joan East Moncrief of Crawfordville, GA; three daughters, Becky M. Cronic and husband Jeff of Union Point, GA, Melanie M. Finney and husband James of Crawfordville, GA and Laura Moncrief of Montgomery, AL; a son Lane Moncrief and wife Leanne of Greensboro, GA; three sisters, Barbara M. Moore and husband Billy, Betty M. Eley and husband John and Naomi M Shelnutt and husband Dock Jr. all of White Plains, GA; seven grandchildren, Amanda Finney, Heather Finney, David Finney, Elizabeth Moncrief, Rachel Moncrief, Ali Cronic and Mason Cronic; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Jackson "Bill Jack" Moncrief in 1984 and James Roger Moncrief in 1990.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Crawfordville Baptist Church, 142 Memorial Drive, Crawfordville, GA 30631 with Rev. John Autry and Dr. Ricky Thrasher officiating. Serving as pallbearers are nephews: Bob Moore, Andy Moore, Kendall Eley, Mitchell Eley, Michael Eley, Dock Shelnutt III and Kelly Moncrief. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of the Crawfordville Baptist Church: John Falk, Robert Harold Kendrick, Charlie Taylor, Joey Rhodes, Wayne Williams, John Wilhelm , Billy Woodruff and Charles Greene. Interment will follow at Siloam Cemetery, Church Street, Siloam, GA 30665. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday night at Callaway Funeral Home in Union Point. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at Crawfordville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 204, Crawfordville, GA 30631, Attn: Sandra Greene. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669 (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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