David Dwain “Wayne” Crawford, 55, of Newberry, died Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on September 10, 1959, in Waynesville, NC, he was a son of the late William C. and Mary Brown Crawford. Wayne was an employee of H.T. Hackney and a member of O'Neal Street United Methodist Church. He was an avid fan of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and the Newberry High School Bulldogs.

He is survived by his wife, Lanel Counts Crawford; a sister, Darlene Garland; aunts and uncles, Irene Brown, Geneva Sunrey, Betty Williams, Lee Beauchemin, Rev. Calvin Brown and Harley Brown; several nieces and nephews including Lynetta Shealy, Cecilia Garland, Sheena Wagers, Shaun Garland, Virgil Briggs, and Fred Briggs; great-nephews and nieces, Casey Wayne Shealy, Michael Sugibayashi, Kaylee Littton, Briaanna Litton, Savannah Litton, Makenzie Litton and Brandi Wagers; special friends, Louie Henderson and Tony Gonce; adopted children, Ashley Dickert, Trey Dickert, Brittany Dickert, Gena Hendrix Roton, Corey Price, Colin Price, Cassidy Price, Morgan Thomas, Jenna Thomas, Tre' Singleton, Keith Singleton, Chris Singleton and Jonate Taylor. Mr. Crawford was predeceased by a sister, Judy Shealy, brothers, William Crawford and Jess Crawford and a nephew, Jeffrey Crawford.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Terry Amick and Rev. David Inman. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family will be at 1815 Glenn Street Ext., Newberry, SC. Memorials may be made to O'Neal Street United Methodist Church, 501 O'Neal Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Corey Bishop, Will Cook, Tony Henderson, Terry Price, Chris Reppart, Lorenzo Tapia and David Westgate.

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#78 Steve & Diane Metts 2015-12-11 15:43
Lanel, The times togerther were short but the memorys will last forever. Diane & Steve Love you.
#77 Janice&Mark Skalicky 2015-09-02 15:18
Lanel, My Best Gamecock Buddy, I just wanted to let you know that although, living out of town, and We couldn't make it to the Funeral....I AM THERE. In my Heart, I have been there with you every minute... I know it will be some long days before you. Just don't hesitate to call on your Friends. I am here Day or Night, no matter the time, I ALWAYS have a shoulder. Love you my Sweet Friend and Bestest....
Janice & Mark & Family
#76 Tonya Dean 2015-09-02 12:24
Lanel,You have my deepest condolences. My prayers are with you.
#75 Al and Anne Shealy 2015-09-02 00:39
Lanel, I could hardly believe this. Wayne was such a joy to see around town as you are. So very genuine and kind. You are in our thoughts and prayers and Wayne will be missed by many. Your love for each other was so evident.I hope all the love extended to you will surround you as well as the assurance that death gives way to life with our Savior; Jesus. All our love and the perfect peace of heaven be with you.
#74 Karen Hightower 2015-09-02 00:15
So sorry. We love you. Call if you need anything.
#73 Cindy Lindler 2015-09-01 19:29
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#72 Carla fulmer Shealy 2015-09-01 17:55
Lanel, you are all in my thoughts and prayers!My heart goes out to you!! Love you Lanel!! God bless you sweet lady!!
#71 Robert Duncan 2015-09-01 15:28
Words can not express my feelings when you called today about Wayne. He will be missed greatly. You are in my prayers
#70 The Clarys 2015-09-01 14:21
We are so sorry for your loss. NHS football games will not be the same. Wayne always spoke no matter where we saw him. We will continue to pray for you. God bless, Susan and Mack
#69 Tommie Ann Danielsen 2015-09-01 12:21
Lanel, special thoughts and prayers continue with you. Continue to depend on the Lord for your daily strength. He will not fail you.
#68 Moonpies Mom&Dad 2015-09-01 12:05
Just got back into town and are shocked and very sorry for the loss of your dear Husband. We will continue to remember you and your family in prayer.

LOVE, Dan & Martha Lewis
#67 Donnie Rinehart 2015-09-01 10:42
So sorry to hear about Wayne.Our prayers and thoughts will be with you.
#66 Sandra Mosteller 2015-09-01 10:40
Lanel, Glenn and I are so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing and for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days ahead. God bless you.
#65 Bobby&Judy Sanders 2015-09-01 08:54
LaneL, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We Love you my sister.
#64 Lynn Shealy 2015-09-01 08:12
Lanel, You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in the days ahead.
Lynn & Katie Shealy
#63 Eloise sligh 2015-09-01 07:11
Praying for you Lanel Crawford u always be and my heart
#62 Adrienne Swittenburg 2015-09-01 06:23
Lanel, words cannot express the sadness I feel for you at this moment with the loss of your soulmate. Please know that prayers are sent up in you time of sorrow.
#61 Leala Avery 2015-08-31 23:53
Lanel, you have been on my heart since I read about Wayne. Yours was a true love story. Everyone I see the phrase "I love you to the moon and back," I think of you. It is clear by all the comments I have read that you both are loved dearly. I'm always here if you ever need me.
#60 Anna Marie N. Berley 2015-08-31 22:37
Lanel, My deepest sympathy to you in your loss. The love you two shared was very obvious in the pictures you posted on social media. I am sure you have lots of wonderful memories. I pray those memories and God's love will help comfort you in the difficult days ahead. love, Anna Marie
#59 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-08-31 22:27
Mere words cannot ease your pain and grief, but the joy you shared and the love you feel can never go away. I pray that those memories sustain you during this difficult time. May God be with you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#58 Karen Frick Davis 2015-08-31 21:25
Lanel, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
#57 Wanda Taylor 2015-08-31 21:08
Lanel, Learning of your loss was such a shock. My heart is breaking for you. You two were such an awesome couple and I know your sweet memories, loving family and friends, and God's amazing grace will see you through the difficult days ahead. Love you, girl...always.. . Wanda (TaWanda) Taylor
#56 RubyLee Partin-Brown 2015-08-31 18:44
So sorry to hear the news. I did not know Wayne as well as my sister Joyce did, but I was told he had the biggest heart ever! God just received another angel! Keeping you in my prayers.
Ruby Lee Partin/Brown
#55 Rick & Kaye Bedenbau 2015-08-31 16:36

We are so sorry to hear about sweet Wayne, You are and will be in our hearts forever. May God bless you at this time.


Kaye & Rick
#54 Megan and Josh 2015-08-31 15:46
You and Wayne were like my second family, I loved you both dearly and always admired the love that you two had for each other. Wayne was such a wonderful loving man, he will be greatly be missed by everyone. but remember a person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences, he will not be forgotten. if you need anything please feel free to let me know! we love you very much and will be praying for peace and comfort!
#53 Nancy Ruff Lazzaro 2015-08-31 15:05
My thoughts and prayers are with you Lanel. May God provide you the peace that only he can give.
#52 Thomas E Gary Jr 2015-08-31 14:58
I would like to say that my heart is in pain Lanel for you and the lost of the love of your life! You both are great friends, and classmates to me and others! May God be with you, and your family through this time of sadness, grief, and pain! My prayers are with you Label. Will be there to say farewell to a fear friend!
#51 Evelyn Chalmers 2015-08-31 13:12
Lanel, You and Wayne were a very special couple to me.May the grace of our lord Jesus Christ be with you all at this trying time in your life and may His love fill your heart's emptiness. Please know that Jim and I will keep you in our prayers.
I ove you, Evelyn
#50 Jackie W. Haltiwange 2015-08-31 12:54
Lanel, I am so sorry to here of Wayne's passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Doug, Jackie and Girls
#49 Allene Dawkins 2015-08-31 12:35
Lanel, I am so sorry to hear about Wayne. This is not an easy road to go but somehow with our memories, the love of God, friends, & family we make it through. May God bless you in the days to come...Cherish your sweet memories. I love you. Remembering you in my prayers!!
#48 Compass Family Med 2015-08-31 12:13
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Lanel. May God keep you in His comfort. Dr. Hunt, Margaret, Kim, Annette, Rhonda, Hayley, Lizzie, and Cynthia
#47 Stacie Martin 2015-08-31 12:13
Lanel, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. Love, Michael and Stacie Martin
#46 Patsy Parks 2015-08-31 11:55
Many years ago my husband and I would pick Wayne up each Sunday for church. He was always such a kind, caring person. Throughout the years he would never fail to speak when I would see him. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days.
#45 Tracey Cornejo & Fam 2015-08-31 09:06
Lanel, My family's love and prayers are with you today and always! We are heartbroken to hear of your loss. We love you!
#44 Pam Branton 2015-08-31 08:58
Lanel, my heart breaks for you. I know there are no words to comfort you. Only the Grace of God will carry you through the days ahead. Please know I am praying for God's loving arms to hold you and give you peace and understanding. Much love to you.
#43 Carolyn Partridge 2015-08-31 08:52
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. You had a special love together that spread out to so many others.
Bob and Carolyn
#42 Judy Bailey 2015-08-31 08:52
Lanel,(P Nut) We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We have always thought of you as a special friend. Your Mom, Aunt and yourself were probably some of the first few people that we met when we moved to Newberry. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love you.
Judy & Maxie Bailey
#41 Cristal Rendon 2015-08-31 08:04
Lanel, you are in our thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry about loss.
#40 Karen Summer 2015-08-31 06:21
I am so sorry about Wayne. My heart is with you at this time. Love you, Karen
#39 Adrian Sims 2015-08-31 03:41
My Prayers are with you Lanel, I pray that ''GOD'' gives you Peace in knowing that Wayne is in Heaven with him, And that his Soul is at rest. You were such a loving couple !
#38 Jonate 2015-08-31 02:12
I lost one of the greatest, loving, and caring men I knew. My Papa Wayne is gone to a better place but not forgotten. This world has gained and angel but I lost one. We all love you Papa Wayne.
#37 susandill 2015-08-31 00:20
So very sorry for Wayne passing! He is in heaven now where we all strive to be! Heaven gained another angel! My heart and prayers go out to the ones who grieve his passing! You will meet again!YGod bless you! You have yet another angel to watch over you! Rest 8n peace Wayne! So very loved!
#36 susandill 2015-08-31 00:06
I am so very sorry for Your loss! Heaven has gained another angel! My heart and prayers are with you and his family! So much love for you all!
#35 Cindy Fulmer Hall 2015-08-31 00:01
Lanel, Thinking of you and praying for God's loving comfort and peace to surround you! We Love You! From Cindy and Family
#34 Gwen Dewalt 2015-08-30 23:51
Lanel I am so sorry for your loss..when you is feeling down..all you got to do is look up..
#33 Rebecca Rabb 2015-08-30 23:45
Lanel there are not any words that are great enough to explain how wonderful of a man Wayne was. I AWAYS LOVED HIS WONDERFUL SMILE AND ENCOURAGING words he always gave me.He always touched my heart and leave me with the most memorable thoughts. His love for you was known from the moon and back.and he was a guardian angel that watched over alot of people. I will always hold a special place in my heart for Wayne.
#32 Edna A. Bouknight 2015-08-30 23:39
Lanel, I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Peace and blessings!
#31 darlene mutz 2015-08-30 23:31
So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you Darlene mutz and Brenda tramell
#30 Crystal HIPP 2015-08-30 23:30
Wayne was a very special person who touched and enriched so many lives. His loss will be felt by all. Please know you're in my thoughts and in my prayers. Sending you much love.
#29 Rhonda 2015-08-30 23:30
Lanel you are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything I'm just a phone call away. You and Wayne are and always will be a very special part of our family. May God give you peace in the days to come. We love you Rhonda, Rodney, Daniel and Ryan....
#28 Robin Bowman 2015-08-30 23:24
You are in my constant thoughts and prayers. Wayne was a wonderful man. The only thing bigger than his smile was his heart. Please know you are loved very much. I wish I could be there.
Love and hugs, Robin
#27 Maria McMurtury 2015-08-30 23:18
Dear Lanel, My prayers are with you and your family. Wayne was a great man. Heaven is a better place today with Wayne there. He was so kind to me whenever I would see him at work. He will be truly missed by many many people.
#26 Casey Ruff 2015-08-30 22:30

Praying for comfort and strength. We are very sorry for your loss.

Mike and Casey Ruff
#25 Dia Ware 2015-08-30 22:28
My heart aches for you. Please know that I am lifting you up in prayer. May God grant you comfort and strength.
#24 Tammy & Bernie 2015-08-30 22:04
Lanel, please know that you are in mine and Bernie's hearts, thoughts & prayers constantly. I love you, my dearest, oldest ( always older!) friend but always more than that, a sister! Wayne was/is and always will be your guardian angel and will always live deeply in your heart & soul. I love you!
#23 Jimmy Dawkins 2015-08-30 21:05
Lanel, May God's love and grace embrace you during this difficult time, and bring you peace and comfort as He watches over you. Cherish the memories! Love you!
#22 Pat Mccullough 2015-08-30 21:01
Lanel, you are in my prayers , I'm so very sorry to hear about Wayne , he was always so friendly and kind. . He will be missed by all that knew him . God Bless you and your family. Pat McCullough
#21 Luann L. Gross 2015-08-30 20:39
Lanel & family, I'm so sorry to hear about Wayne. Such a sweet man. You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers now & the days ahead.
#20 Shaye Miller 2015-08-30 20:33
Lanel, so sorry to learn about Wayne. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Shaye and Eric
#19 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2015-08-30 20:24
Dear Sweet Lanel, Our hearts are breaking for you now. The news of Wayne's passing came as such a shock. We know your heart is breaking now. Wayne was such a sweet man and he completed you in so many ways. You truly found your soul mate, some people go through their entire life and never find that one person that makes them whole. You were blessed to be with him for the last 22 years. Wayne loved you completely. Our prayers are with you during your time of sorrow. Much Love, Debra & Derrill
#18 Christy Bouknight 2015-08-30 19:30
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving and comforting arms around you during this difficult time.
James, Zadean, and Christy Bouknight
#17 Christy Bouknight 2015-08-30 19:02
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God wrap his loving and comforting arms around you.
James, Zadean and Christy Bouknight
#16 Aunt Lee 2015-08-30 18:38
Label I know your heart is broken with the loss of the love of your life Wayne will always be remembered
#15 Anne Hamilton 2015-08-30 18:37
So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you grace. You are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed by all whose life he touched.
#14 patricia tiffner 2015-08-30 18:10
Lanel, so sorry to hear of Waynes passing. Let the Lord comfort u and draw u near. Thou h t and prayers for u..
#13 Terrie Mayer 2015-08-30 18:10
Lanel, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I didn't know Wayne well, he seemed so nice and had a big smile each time I saw you two anywhere.
Please accept my condolences. I truly cannot imagine what is going through your mind and your heart right now.
Incidentally, I was five days older than he. He didn't get the chance to see 56 years. Gone much too soon………

Please know I am praying for you. Love you………. ?
#12 Karen Winn 2015-08-30 17:17
Label, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy go out to you. may God comfort you and give you peace. Wayne will always be with you on heart and soul. Cherish your memories. Lots of Love!!
Rodger and Karen Winn
#11 Brenda Smith 2015-08-30 17:04
Label, I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Praying that God will give you peace and comfort.
#10 Cathy Shealy 2015-08-30 16:31
Dear Lanel ,
I am so sorry to hear about Wayne .Your love for each other exemplified the true meaning of a perfect marriage ! What precious memories you have with him ! May the grace of God give you peace and comfort til you are reunited again in heaven ! Cathy Derrick Shealy
#9 Butch & Tricia Price 2015-08-30 16:21
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that our prayers are with you.
#8 Susie Nichols Berry 2015-08-30 15:51
May God wrap his arms around you all and give you peace. Wayne will be missed!
#7 Judy Moore 2015-08-30 15:47
Lanel, You may not remember me, but I want to express my sorrow to you. You will be in my prayers. May God grant you His peace and may you feel His loving presence.
#6 Keith & Merri Avery 2015-08-30 15:27
You are in our hearts and in our prayers. May God comfort you as only He can. Love you.
#5 Joyce Bannister 2015-08-30 15:26
Lanel, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

Roy, Nell , Joyce, and Shelia Bannister
#4 Missy &Anthony Dennis 2015-08-30 14:54
Keeping you in our heart and prayers
#3 Dell D Miller 2015-08-30 13:10
Lanel, my heart goes out to you. I will be lifting many prayers for you. Do not hesitate to call me if you need anything.
#2 debra southerland 2015-08-30 11:35
Lanel, Wayne will forever be in your heart.
#1 Katiebeaughhaug 2015-08-30 11:21
Joshua 1:9 There are no words to express my sorrow for you & your family. Peace be with you.

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