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Craig Dwayne Hollingsworth
April 18, 1946 March 14, 2016
Craig Hollingsworth
Craig Dwayne Hollingsworth - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Services were held for Craig Dwayne Hollingsworth (Bowman) who died March 14, 2016 at age 69.

Craig came into this world on April 18, 1946 in Corning, Calif., born to Ely Floyd Bowman and Mary Erna Bowman.

Craig graduated from Modesto Union Academy in 1963. He graduated from Pacific Union College in 1967 with Bachelor of Arts in religion. Craig served as a minister for Seventh-day Adventist churches in Iowa and South Dakota from 1967 to 1977 then he returned to Ceres where he became a Farmer's Insurance agent in 1979 for 15 years. Craig then drove trucks for many years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, musical instruments, and photography.

Craig has joined his mother Erna and step father Lyndo Earl Hollingsworth who entered his life when he was 18 months old (Craig changed his name to his current name when he came of age to, honor his stepfather).

Craig Hollingsworth was dearly loved by many and will be greatly missed.

He leaves behind his children, Shari (Matthew) Moeller, Brent (Jennifer) Hollingsworth, Jared Hollingsworth and Jodi (Brian) Becerra; an adopted daughter, Jocelynn De Hart and her son Derrick Ruiz; his grandchildren, Andrew Moeller, Madelynn Moeller, Amelia Moeller, Jessica Hollingsworth, Jeremiah Hollingsworth, Shawn Hollingsworth, Macey Hollingsworth, Izabel Hollingsworth, Alexis Fleming, Terry Fleming, Brian Becerra, Tyler Fleming, Brandy Becerra, Michael Ruiz and Kira Becerra; his stepchildren, Dawei Cheng, Jacob (Danielle) Thompson, and Josh (Jennifer) Thompson; sister Joene Roberts (Elton) and her daughter; his niece, Michelle (Bill) Hutchings and their children, Cody and Josh Hutchings; his siblings, Regina Rodella, David (Beth) Bowman, Steve (Sandy) Bowman, Ed (Rebecca) Bowman; his niece Lacey Bowman and her children, Chloe and Tristin Bowman.
Craig had many more "adopted" family members. Family members would meet people all the time who called him "brother," "Dad," "Grandpa," and "Uncle."

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier
Wednesday, March 30, 2016