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France British Crain

France British Crain, age 95, 1920 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, a former lifelong resident of Flag Pond, passed away Saturday evening, July 20, 2013, at U nicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit.
He was born February 26, 1918 in Flag Pond, a son of the late Andy Jack and Jane Silvers Crain.
Mr. Crain was a longtime devoted member of Upper Rice Creek Missionary Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.

Other than parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Kathleen (Bessie) Crain in 2000; two brothers: Marvel Morrow and Mitch Crain; two sisters: Ora Sparks and Annis Brackens.

Mr. Crain is survived by a son: Ronnie Joe Crain and wife, Jerry, Washington County; one daughter: Judy Treadway and husband, Dennis, Erwin; four grandchildren: Lance Crain, Dawn Clark, Monica Thompson and Shawn Treadway; four great-grandchildren: Grayson Clark, Drew Thompson, Mara Thompson and Jaxson Treadway; one brother: Joe Crain and wife, Dollie, Washington County. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service for Mr. Crain will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Don Wilson will officiate. Special piano music will be provided by his daughter-in-law, Jerry Crain.
Pallbearers will be family members.

The family will receive friends prior to the service between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

The committal service for Mr. Crain will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Rice Creek Cemetery.
Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Crain family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home & Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Crain family. (423) 743-1380.