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Sleep In Heavenly Peace Build In Honor of McCrary

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024 at 1:57 pm


The Sleep in Heavenly Peace non-profit organization held its second annual memorial build in honor of Hunter McCrary on September 23.

Norm Flake, the Chapter President of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, met Hunter last January and worked with the young man building the beds for the organization. Hunter heard about the organization at his local church. The organization has built over 1,000 beds since the organization’s conception in May of 2021.

Hunter was tragically killed last June working on a car for his aunt. He would have been a senior at North Jackson High School in Stevenson, AL. The second annual event was held on September 23. They conduct and continue this in his honor for the work that he loved around his birthday which was on September 20.

Chad and Crystal McCrary, Hunter’s parents, expressed their gratitude for the support and generosity from the community. “The build was a tremendous success and blessing,” the McCrary family posted on their Facebook page, McCrary’s Mission.

There were 72 volunteers, including students from NJHS, SPHS, BES, and RHMS. They built 40 beds, as well as provided 40 mattresses, and 62 bedding sets/pillows were donated. Additionally, over $1,500 was donated to the organization.

For more information to donate or volunteer, contact them at or email at

The Marion Tribune – September 28, 2023