Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Allie and Lora Bradford Home

Another old Crayne homeplace that was torn down in October 2015.

I believe this was the home of Allie and Lora Bradford.  It sat across from the old Walter Brown Store.

Herb and Mallie Cruce Home

One of Crayne's old land marks has recently been torn down.  The home where Herb and Mallie  Cruce used to live.  They used to keep it clean and neat, as all Crayne residents did their homes, or most did anyway.

Once a beautiful little county home, but over the past 15 years it had been misused and neglected to the point that it wasn't worth trying to restore to live in.

It sat next to the Crayne Post Office.

The week of April 2016 was it's final days.  It is sad to see the old homes that used to be a living part of the little community of Crayne disappear from the landscape.

Not much of the original town is left any more.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Remembering Martha Nell Woodall Byford

Martha Nell Woodall Byford, was born and raised near Crayne. 

Always a big supporter of the Crayne events.  She was treasurer of the Crayne Cemetery Association until several years ago when she retired from the duty, and she always attended and helped with the annual Crayne Fish Fry.  She will be missed.

 Here is her obituary. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Remembering Ruby Barfield

Another one of our Crayne folks has passed away.  Although Ruby lived closer to the Chapel Hill neighborhood, she was remember and loved by the citizens of Crayne too. 

Ruby Evelee Barfield 100 of Marion Kentucky passed away Wednesday November 4th 2015 at Crittenden County Health And Rehab Center .

She is survived by 1 Daughter Susan Barfield of Marion KY. and three Nephews Jimmie Bigham , Clinton (Gail) Bigham both of Marion KY. and Morris (Jeanette) Yates of Madisonville KY.

Mrs. Barfield was preceded in death by her Husband James Barfield in 1984, 1 Brother and 4 Sisters and her Parents Melvin Clement Bigham and Wm. Fidella.

Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home with family receiving visitors from 11:00am until service time Friday at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Remembering Rena Mae Beshears

Crayne lost another one of her older and cherished citizens this past week.  Here is her obituary.
Rena Mae Beshears, 89, passed away peacefully at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, with her family surrounding her Monday, August 24, 2015.

Rena  Mae  Beshears                                                                                                 
 Rena Mae was born on November 27, 1925 in Marion, KY to Henry and Ruth Robertson Vanhooser.

She attended Marion High School.

Was married to her husband Roy Beshears for 49 ears and they were farmers.

 She is survived by her sister, Juanita Faye Henelsen; sister-in-law; Evelyn Vanhooser, Nephews, David Vanhooser, Mike Vanhooser, Greg Heneisen; Nieces, Melinda Bisch, Shelia Nally, Terri Beckman, Patti Savage, Melissa Daughtery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Roy Beshears; Brother; Bill Vanhooser and Sister; Louise Williamson.

She was a faithful member of Crayne Community Church.

Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Rena Mae will be missed by many, and an empty spot will be noticed each Sunday at the Crayne Community Church where she attended church.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rose Ann Retiring

Today I visited with friend and Crayne postmaster, Rose Ann Bebout, for the last time as our Crayne Postmaster.

 Tomorrow, Sept. 30th, will be her last day.  As she said in her letter to all of us, it will be a bittersweet day for her, ( and also for all her patrons). 

So sad she is leaving, but happy for her future with her family and friends.

Indeed, she has been a blessing to her community of Crayne for all these years.  For the Post Office was the hub of the community, the meeting place.  It's here where the beloved "Crayne Day" was started all those years ago.   With Rose Ann and Peggy as the leaders.  

So many good memories.

So today, I shed a few tears and some laughs and had some of her cake.  

Best Wishes always my friend, you will be missed behind the counter.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Remembering Two Old Crayne Friends

Marvin Duane Ordway, 79, of Crayne, died Aug. 2, 2014 at his home.
He was retired from the U. S. Air Force and was a member of Crayne Community Church.  He is survived by a son, Michael Ordway of Texas; a brother, Carl Ordway of Marion, a sister, Mary Evelyn Ordway of Marion. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Iva Scott Ordway.
A celebration of life service was held at Crayne Community church.

This is a picture of Marvin at the church picnic in Oct. of 2013.  He was a good friend to all his neighbors in Crayne and everyone was always greeted with a friendly hello or a wave of hand as he went by.  

Rest in peace Marvin, you will be missed very much.

Robert "Bobby" Rorer, 70, of Marion died July 28, 2014 at his home. 

 He is survived by a twin sister, Frances Rorer of Marion.  

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Robin and Mary Adams Rorer; a brother, James T. Rorer; and a sister, Mary Catherine Rorer.

 I had known Bobby most all my life, as he and Frances started to school at Crayne the same year that I did and we continued going to school together for the rest of our school years.  

Bobby attended Crayne Community Church and was one of our Church family.  He is buried in the Chapel Hill Cemetery near the rest of his family.  Rest in peace Bobby.