Bertha McCraw Mottl of Lake Wales, Florida | 1926 – 2016

Bertha McCraw Mottl of Lake Wales, Florida | 1926 – 2016 | Obituary

Bertha McCraw Mottl
Bertha McCraw Mottl

May 20, 1926 – September 26, 2016

Bertha McCraw Mottl of Lake Wales passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at her residence.

She was born May 20, 1926 in Hendersonville, NC to the late Robert & Nellie Gilliam; and came to Lake Wales in 1984 from Dana, NC. She was a homemaker and attended the Grace Baptist Church in Lake Wales. She was a volunteer paramedic and avid fund raiser for the Timberlane Volunteer Fire Department and a former volunteer for the Dana Volunteer Fire Department. She enjoyed assisting her neighbors with meals and other needs they may have had.

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 dauhters, 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.

Burial will take place at Jones Cemetery in Hendersonville, NC under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Timberlane Volunteer Fireman’s Association (4925 Timberlane Road, Lake Wales, Florida 33853).