Irene Crawford Yongue

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FORT LAWN – Mrs. Irene Crawford Yongue, 94, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 3, 1923, in Fort Lawn, a daughter of the late John Oates Crawford and Maurice Gardner Crawford and was the wife of the late Paul Gladney Yongue.
She loved gardening, sewing, crocheting and baking. She enjoyed taking care of young children and family was always important to her. Mrs. Yongue was a member of Fort Lawn Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school.
Mrs. Yongue is survived by a daughter, Paulette Yongue Wieland and her husband, Charles "Butch" Wieland, of Great Falls; four grandchildren, Mitchell Keith Branham (Kelly) of Atlanta, Mildred Juline Wieland (Dan Popoff) of Lancaster and Terry Branham (Karen) and Dean Elizabeth Wieland Pennington, both of Chesnee; seven great-grandchildren, Paige Lawson (Ryan), Paul Jacob Branham, Becca Branham, Hannah Branham, Lauren Pennington, Baylee Popoff and Alex Popoff; a sister, Glenda Lou Crawford Allen of Catawba; a brother, Davis Lee "Bud" Crawford (Ann) of Rodman; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Yongue was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Rebecca Irene Yongue Branham and her late husband, Fred Branham; five brothers, Charles Crawford, J. O. Crawford Jr., William "Bill" Crawford, Leonard Crawford and Lewis Crawford; and one sister, Mary Crawford Steele.
The celebration of life funeral service for Mrs. Yongue will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the chapel of Burgess Funeral Home, by the Rev. John Rumford. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Fort Lawn.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, one hour before the service, at Burgess Funeral Home and suggest in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Fort Lawn Presbyterian Church, 3 Lynn Lane, Great Falls, SC 29055.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com.
Burgess Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family of Mrs. Yongue.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Apr. 14, 2018