Lydia Jane Williams Crane | Obituaries | The Press and Standard
by Myiah Blakeney | August 30, 2016 9:51 am
Last Updated: March 3, 2017 at 8:23 am
Mrs. Lydia Jane Williams Crane, wife of the late Robert Harold Crane, passed away Saturday morning at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro after a brief illness. She was 80.
Mrs. Crane was born in Nahunta, GA May 31, 1936 a daughter of the late Yancy and Clara Ammons Williams. For many years she was the bookkeeper in her late husband’s fishing businesses…Crane Seafood and C & W Seafood…in Salerno, Florida. While living there, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, church treasurer, secretary, and member of the Ladies Auxiliary. When she moved to Islandton, she became an active member of the Welch Creek Baptist Church, serving in the choir and the Hannah Ladies Club. Lydia was a well-known and familiar face at Hiott’s Drugstore in Walterboro for many years, where she served fountain drinks and prepared sandwiches for countless children and adults alike. Her radiant smile, and caring personality, was a blessing to many. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and lived her life as a true Christian woman.
She is survived by her children: Robert Harold Crane Jr. of Islandton, Ann Haluska (Jimmy) of Walterboro, and Nancy Harper (Tom) of Islandton. There are five grandchildren: Jim Haluska, Amy Gosnell, Donovan Harper, Kieran Harper,
and Adrian Harper. Lydia has eight great-grandchildren: Briannah Haluska, Kayla, Wyatt and Ethan Gosnell, and Hannah, Robert, Isaiah, and Jayla Harper. She has one-great-great grandson, Brentley Gosnell. Lydia leaves behind one sister, Ellie Sturgeon, and one brother, Yancy Williams. She was preceded in death by her siblings Mary Williams, Carol Williams and James Williams. She has a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 in the Welch Creek Baptist Church, with burial following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on the day of the service in the church sanctuary beginning at 3:30 PM. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Welch Creek Baptist Church. Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home of Walterboro is in charge of arrangements.