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Almeta Crayton's funeral service draws droves

Nov 1, 2013

The Second Missionary Baptist Church was packed for Almeta Crayton’s funeral ceremony on Friday. Crayton was the first black woman to serve on the Columbia City Council and represented the First Ward for three terms between 1999 and 2008.


Former Columbia City Council woman Almeta Crayton passed away at Boone Hospital Monday morning after being admitted Oct. 8 with heart trouble.

“[Drill noises] what you’re hearing in the background, I’m putting up a veteran’s flag: 'Veteran’s Don’t forget to vote.'”

Almeta Crayton’s longtime friend Curtis Soul is drilling flags into the side of a bus. Soul and Crayton were supposed to ride this bus together at the Homecoming Parade Oct. 26.

Soul said veteran’s welfare was important to Crayton.