Crawford, Leurea Clarence

Leurea Clarence “L.C.” Crawford, 83 of Florence, passed away Friday, June 24, 2011 at a local health care facility after an illness. Mr. Crawford was born in Florence County, a son of the late Landy C. and Mattie McGee Crawford. He was a US Air Force Veteran having served during WWII. He was a former salesman for Swift & Co. for 38 years and was formerly associated with Darlington Packing Co. He was a member of Hampton Lodge #204, Omar Shrine, and Pee Dee Shrine Club. Along with his wife he was a member of the Hampton Ladies Club and the Eastern Star. Mr. Crawford was a member of Glendale Baptist Church now Eastside Christian Church. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Helen Benton Crawford of the Home; a daughter, Brenda Gail Newsome of Effingham; a sister, Lena C. Benton of Kingstree; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Diane Doris Smith; and a brother, Willie Crawford. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, June 27, 2011 in the Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow at Mount Hope Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the Florence Animal Shelter, Po Box 177, Effingham, SC or to the Florence County Environmental Service, 1487 Pound Road, Effingham, SC 29541. The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Monday, June 27, 2011 at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home.