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Taylors - Carol Ellen Williamson Crain, 71, of Taylors, S.C., died on January 11, 2019.

Born in Oakland, California, she grew up in Washington, Pennsylvania, as a daughter of Betty Lee Day and the late Edward Williamson. She was a retired teacher and a member of Sandhills Assembly of God, Southern Pines, N.C.

Also surviving are her husband, Larry Steve Crain of the home, and two daughters, Janelle Lee Smith (Terry) of Taylors, S.C., and Suzanne Crain Miller (Chad) of Raleigh, N.C.

Mrs. Crain affirmed that she "accepted Christ as her Savior" when she was four and a half years old at a "Vacation Bible School held at Broad St. Baptist Church in Washington, PA." A 1969 Bob Jones University graduate, she taught at Gateway Elementary School in Travelers Rest, S.C., before moving from Greenville, S.C., to N.C., in 1988. She last taught school at Hoffman Elementary, Richmond County, N.C. In recent years, she led inspirational book discussions and mailed letters to many, calling her letters "Envelope Hugs." An account of her letter-writing can be found at She and her husband moved from Southern Pines, N.C., to Taylors, S.C. in January 2018. After a six-year battle with pulmonary hypertension, she passed peacefully at Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum, S.C.

Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at The Wood Mortuary, Greer, S.C., conducted by Rev. Jerry Brown and Rev. Steven Sturm. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at The Wood Mortuary, Greer, S.C.

The family is at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested for Assemblies of God World Missions, 1445 N Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802, or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. 28043.

Online condolences may be made at
Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 14, 2019
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