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Distinguished Through the Decades: 2003, Anna (Davis) Craig

Progress 2022: Distinguished Through the Decades

As the 2003 Franklin County Junior Miss, Anna (Davis) Craig was carrying on a heritage of representing her home: in another program, her aunt and mother were both named “Miss Franklin County.”

As a student at Russellville, Craig was like many of her fellow Junior Misses – super involved, to a fault. She was passionate about school spirit, making lifelong friendships on the cheer squad. She played softball, was the senior class treasurer, was part of the Homecoming Court and took part in most clubs on campus.

After high school, Craig spent a year at UNA before completing her degree at The University of Alabama, graduating in 2008. The RHS alum has since enjoyed a range of career roles, from working at the Huntsville Times and Cheney Brothers food distribution to serving as project manager for a construction company. Today she works with a worldwide pharmaceutical company, Pharmaceutical Product Development – a job she started in the middle of the pandemic.

Craig and husband Tyler married in 2018. “He was a yearbook sales rep, and one of my friends was a teacher at a school and introduced us,” she said. The couple has a daughter, Palmer, who is almost 4, and the family lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. Although she misses her family in Alabama and they come back to visit, “living at the beach is awesome,” Craig said. “I think I will be here forever.”

From her time in Junior Miss, Craig said she learned perseverance. She remembers her mother was proud and father cried when she won the county competition. “It was a lot of fun to meet all the girls,” said Craig, noting she still keeps up with many of them on Facebook and is also still in touch with the host family she stayed with during the state competition.

She is the daughter of Tommy and Linda Davis.