Almeta Crayton Funeral Set for Friday

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COLUMBIA- Former councilwomen Almeta Crayton's funeral will be held Friday at The Second Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia.

The visitation will be held from 10 until noon Friday morning and the funeral will follow, starting at noon and ending at 1 Friday afternoon.

Crayton's family set up a fund at Boone County National Bank in downtown Columbia and are asking for the public to make donations to help with the funeral expenses.

Almeta Crayton died on October 21st after being in a coma for two weeks.

Almeta Crayton had her first city council win in 1999 and held her position as First Ward City Councilwoman until 2008. After her first win she started a Neighborhood Resource Center where she held her annual event Everyone Eats. At the event volunteers serve Thanksgiving dinner to anyone who needs it. Last year was the events 15th year.