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Wade Crane

POSTED: October 23, 2013 4:00 a.m.

Wade Crane, 90, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 17, 2013.

Born June 6, 1923 to the late James M. "Doc" and Eula Crane, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.

Wade retired as a foreman for Vantress Farms after 18 years of service and was also formerly employed by Dawson County Parks and Recreation, Hasco and Mark Heard Fuel Company.

Mr. Crane was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, where he served in the Pacific Theater and was a member of Juno Baptist Church.

His stepfather, Ben Chastain; brothers, Willard Crane, Raymond Chastain, James Crane; and sisters, Ola Belle Wiley, Ann Hooper, Wynell Lingerfelt, Mary Gatrell and Betty McCoury, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Marvene Crane of Dawsonville; children, Lloyd and Joann Crane, Linda and Larry Grizzle, all of Dawsonville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margie and Earnest Davenport of Greensboro, Estelle and Chuck Reece of Gillsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Shirley Chastain, Alton and Linda Chastain, all of Dahlonega; grandchildren, Tim and Tina Costley, Leslie and J'Lene Grizzle, LeAnne and Frank Stowers, Lisa and Jeff Perry, Tina and Frank Brown, Dena and Brady LeBaron; 14 great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Juno Baptist Church with the Revs. Tommy Weldy, Jason Hamby and Dennis Bottoms officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.





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