James Wilson Crain

Birth
Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Death 10 Sep 1999 (aged 90)
Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 42077980 · View Source
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SOURCE: Greenville News
DATE: Sunday, September 12, 1999

James Wilson Crain,
Travelers Rest

James Wilson Crain, 90, of 60 Blue Ridge Way, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999.

Born in Greenville County, he was predeceased by his parents, Dr. J. Dean and Ellen Wilson Crain, a sister, Mary Ellen Covington and a brother, Dr. J.N. Holtzclaw. He graduated as President of the 1933 class of Furman University. During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant in the Navy. In 1981, he received the Order of the Palmetto by Gov. Richard Riley. He was a member of The Recovery Lodge #31 and American Legion Post #3 and the U.T.C. Before retiring, he was employed as a Federal Probation Officer and served as Commissioner of the South Carolina Tax Commission.

Survivors: wife of 66 years, Caroline Inman Crain; daughter, Caroline Margaret Crain of Travelers Rest; son, John Dean Crain II of Greenville; granddaughter, Mrs. Molly C. Achille of Greenville; grandson, John Dean Crain III of Mount Pleasant; great-grandsons, Allston and Chase Achille of Greenville.

Service: 2 p.m. Monday at Enoree Baptist Church, Travelers Rest. Entombment: C.M. Gaffney Memorial Mausoleum of Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials: Building Fund of Enoree Baptist Church, P.O. Box 428, Travelers Rest, SC 29690, or Hospice of Greenville, 255 Enterprise Blvd., Suite 140, Greenville, SC 29615. - Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown

{contributed by Cathy Griffith}


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  • Created by: Kelly Jane O
  • Added: 17 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42077980
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Wilson Crain (12 Aug 1909–10 Sep 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42077980, citing Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Kelly Jane O (contributor 46850092) .