Mr. John Burton “Bert” Crain, Jr., age 85, of Menlo, GA, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Crain was born May 15, 1924, in Walker County, GA, the son of the late John Burton, Sr. and Ella Hill Crain.  Mr. Crain was a member of the First Baptist Church of Menlo.  He was retired from the City of Menlo Water Department.  Mrs. Crain was a veteran of WWII, having served in the US Navy.  He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Allen Crain, April 15, 2009; 2 sisters, Juanita Bailey and Inez Sudduth; 5 half-brothers and 4 half-sisters.Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Ed Hammitt, Summerville, GA; a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Terri Crain, Gaylesville, AL; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Crain, Menlo, GA; grandchildren, Chera Allison, Holly Ivester, Tracy Payton, Rhonda Blalock, Kevin Crain and Benay Pearsey; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.Graveside services will be held at 11am Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at Alpine Cemetery with Rev. Gary Howell officiating.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Shanklin-Attaway Post #5.  Pallbearers will be Kevin Crain, Ed Hammitt, Barry Blalock, James Szymanski, Roy Worley and Roger Campanelli.Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors at the Menlo Housing Authority.Mr. Crain will be in state at Mason Funeral Home, and the family will receive friends from 6 until 8pm, Monday, July 13, 2009.Mason Funeral Home is directing.  For guestbook, go online to