Julia Pauline Duncan Crain Kennedy

Published 9:08 am Sunday, January 20, 2013


Julia Pauline Duncan Crain Kennedy, a longtime resident of Thomas, died in peace Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at 1:45 p.m. at Heritage Manor in Franklinton, surrounded by her children and loved ones.

She was born on Oct. 30, 1914, in Tylertown, Miss., to Leoda Crain Duncan and Isaac Newton Duncan.

A member of State Line Baptist Church, she was blessed with 98 glorious years of good health, love, family, friends, and fellowship. Pauline’s faith and obedience as a servant to God illuminated throughout her life with unwavering love and devotion for her church, family and community brethren. Her perseverance through pressing times and ability to pass along her contagious smile is a remarkable credit to the strength and character of Pauline Kennedy.

She was a past Matron of Order for Eastern Star Chapter No. 226. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling all over the United States and many international destinations including England and Scotland. We are left with a lifetime of cherished memories to share as we continue to celebrate her life at every family gathering and through all of our prayers.

Pauline was preceded in death by her husband and the father of her children, Hezzie Bill Crain of Thomas; her husband, Havard Kennedy of Thomas; one son, Kenneth Crain of Pine; two brothers, Jewel (Elsie) Duncan of Serapter and Horace (Hildar) Duncan of Thomas; three sisters, Christine (Houston) Stafford and Waver (Lavell) James, both of Bogalusa, and Beth (Winford) Pace of Pine; two daughters-in-law, Katherine Crain of Pine and Grace Crain of Baton Rouge; and one son-in-law, Lavell Breland of Thomas.

She is survived by one daughter, Ava Breland of Thomas; five sons, Hezzie (Bernice) Crain of Thomas, Norman Crain of Baton Rouge, Billy (Sharron) Crain of Sylva, N.C., Royce (Mary) Crain of Thomas and Bobby (Anne) Crain of Laporte, Texas; one brother, Huey (Bevery) Duncan of Amite; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws within the lower branches of her family tree.

For all who have been blessed by the life of Pauline Kennedy, visitation was held at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 5-9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Sunday at State Line Missionary Baptist Church, 31384 Highway 62, in Angie, from 11:30 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 2 p.m., with pastors Billy Ray Hines, Donnie Broome and Harold Gaddy officiating. The burial will follow at War Crain Cemetery located in the Crain’s Creek community.

Obituaries can be viewed online at www.crainfh.com.