Fred Jerome Crane

MURPHY, N.C.:  Fred Jerome Crane, 79, died Dec. 31, 2015.  The family is greeting friends, Wednesday, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., at Bridges Funeral Home in Gray.  The memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m., in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, with Brennan Jackson officiating.

Mr. Crane was born Feb. 2, 1936, in Jackson.  He lived in Orangeburg, S.C., and Murphy, N.C., for the past 20 years.  He served his country in the U.S. Air Force.  Mr. Crane worked in industrial sheet metal until he retired.  He enjoyed fishing and collecting antiques.  He was the son of the late Fred and Lily Crane.

Mr. Crane is survived by his children, Connie Betser, Gary (Jonnie) Crane, Carol (Alan) Wadhwani, Danny (Rita) Crane, and Lisa (Jimmy) Crowder; three brothers, Leonard Crane, Mickey (Diane) Crane, and Ricky (Peggy) Crane; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and two very dear friends, Hugh Tanner and Jeff Rozier.  He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Linda Crane.

The family may be contacted at the residence at 371 Deer Ridge Place, Gray, GA 31032.

Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray has charge of arrangements.  Please visit the online memorial at


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