Years before his death, Hickman rancher Frank Earl Craig had a bronze marker made for the plot where he planned to be buried, next to his brother, at Turlock Memorial Park. But Craig apparently didn't expect to live to the year 2000, giving his death year as 19--. Then the man who gave his eulogy in 2004, Hickman Community Church pastor Doug Porter, was convicted last year of murdering and defrauding Craig. So, his loved ones gathered Saturday to unveil a grave marker with the correct year of death and to give Craig a sincere send-off.
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