A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at 6 p.m. The family will be receiving friends from 5 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James N. and Esther E. O’Rear; and brother James C. O’Rear. She was also preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Henry and Rose Crawford.
She leaves behind her husband of 46 years, Don Crawford; daughter and son-in-law, Wade and Donna Benson of Jacksonville, N.C.; and two grandsons whom she loved with all her heart, William Eli and Braxton Ray Benson. She is also survived by her sisters, Rosie “Sue” Banks (Webster) and Barbra Jean Galbraith (Harland) of Albany, Ga.; her wonderful brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; six nieces; nine nephews; nine great-nieces; 15 great-nephews; one great-great-niece; one great-great-nephew; and a host of cousins and friends.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to your favorite charity in honor of Lona.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571