Jane Millwood Crunkleton of Cumming was born Dorothy Jane on Jan. 29, 1929, to Harold Lee Millwood and Charlotte Hawkins Millwood in Fulton County. She grew up in Decatur. She graduated from Decatur Girls High School and attended the Georgia State College Evening Division while working full time. Later she lived in Ohio, Mississippi, Nevada, and California.
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Her most interesting work related experience was Assistant to the Field Director of the American Red Cross at Las Vegas-Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. In her 24 years living in Cornelia, she was active in the community, taught Sunday school at the First Baptist Church. She taught several age groups, but enjoyed the Men's Bible Class. She served as a Brownie Scout and Girl Scout troop leader and was active in the Garden Club and the Three Arts Club.
Upon moving to Athens, she worked in the State Office of the Cooperative Extension in the Visual Aid Department, and the University of Georgia Rare Books Collection.
Upon moving to Cumming in 1986, she became active in the Historical Society serving one year as the president. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Athens and attended Ebenezer UMC in Roswell.
She is survived by her daughters, Leah C. Coker of Flowery Branch, Mary Alice C. (Mark) Grant of Woodstock; grandchildren, Andrew Gomez of Atlanta, Christopher Gomez of Savannah, Ashley Gomez of Atlanta; step grandchildren, Zeb Grant of Atlanta, Kaylee Grant of Woodstock; two brothers, Harold (Beverly) Millwood of Roswell, Mark (Diana) Millwood of Jasper; special beloved friend, Roberto Gomez Valdez of Roswell; devoted friend, Laura Amstead of Port Aransas, Texas, formerly of Cumming.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Glenn Hannigan officiating. Interment will be held Tuesday, March 5, at 1 p.m. at Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, March 2, from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Murphy-Harpst Childrens Center, 740 Fletcher Street, Cedartown, GA 30125
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Ingram Funeral Home
210 Ingram Avenue
Cumming, GA 30040
Published in Forsyth County News from Mar. 1 to Mar. 4, 2013