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Rita Crain

Rita Crain
Aug. 24, 1948 – Dec. 6, 2021
Rita Joyce Crain, 73, a resident of Columbia, died Dec. 6, 2021 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
A service was set for Dec. 14, 2021, at Woodlawn Church in Columbia, Rev. Jerron Carney, Rev. Cliff East, Rev. Steven Binion, and Rev. Jerry Terrell officiating, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Rita was born Aug. 24, 1948, in Columbia to Jack Calvin Robbins and Myrtis Faye King Robbins.
She is a retired elementary school teacher and worked for Columbia Academy for 15 years. She then came home to work with her husband, Hoyte as an independent sales consultant for Coastal Tie and Timber. She was a member of Woodlawn Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Calvin Robbins and a sister, Edith Caul.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Hoyte Crain of Columbia; her mother, Myrtis Faye Robbins of Columbia; two daughters, Dana Webb (Michael) and Lori Marsh (John) all of Petal; a sister, Wanda Grice (Jiles) of Columbia; two brothers, David Robbins (Betty) and Dennis Robbins (Gwen) all of Columbia; five grandchildren, Colby Marsh, Dylan Marsh, Riley Webb, Will Webb and Zane Marsh.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Lee, Wayne Ledet, Cole Bourne, Dr. Bill Lawrence, Steve Jones, Shelby Gates, Bryson “Mookie” Dunaway, and Wayne Herring.
Honorary pallbearers were Harold Edwards, Jan Johnson, William Peak, Fred Buhrer, Tommy Beal, James Williamson and Romie Terrell.
Hartman-Jones Funeral Home in McComb was in charge of the arrangements. Share condolences please go to

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