Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Azion M.B. Church in Mound Bayou with Rev. Earl Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, under the direction of Sanders & Sanders Funeral Home in Greenwood.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.
Mr. Criss was a farmer and a member of Azion M.B. Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Shannon Driver of Rockford, Ill.; son, Timothy Moore of Chicago, Ill.; sisters, Ida Chatman, Helen Criss, Rhonda Criss and Lynnette, all of Mound Bayou, Janice Richardson of Shelby, Orleatha Criss of Meridian, Gabriella Russum of Arlington, Va., and Avis Gordon of Richland Park, Ill.; brothers, Herbert Criss of Mound Bayou, Clyde Criss of Topeka, Kan., and Pierce Criss of Merigold; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.