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Obituaries – March 8 Issue


Elden Grady Crane, 66, of Ider, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023.

Elden was retired from U.S. Pipe and lived at his favorite place on top of Sand Mountain with his beloved wife of 28 years, Janie. Early on, Elden was an avid deer hunter. He loved metal detecting, bowling, gardening, cooking and most of all sitting on his front porch with his dogs while watching the birds.

Elden was preceded in death by his parents, Gernie Crane and Lucy Bolick Crane; brothers, Gernie “Widget” Crane; and Ronnie Crane; sister, Rosemary Crane.

Survivors include wife, Janie Crane; daughter, Angela Crane (John) Chenevare; son, Elden Grady Crane Jr.; brothers and sister-n-laws, Ronald and Glenda Swader, Kelise and Sharon Hurst, Ricky Hurst, Jimmy Hurst and Elaine Crane; grandchildren, Sara Chenevare, Jodi Chenevare, Millie Chenevare and Austin Crane; great–grandchildren, Harrison Moore and Enslie Edmonson; nieces and nephews, Nick (Alison) Crane, Lana Crane and Ellen Crane (James) Temples, Kim (David) Norwood and Johnny (Dolly) Stone, several others.

Memorial services were at Ryans Funeral Home on Saturday March 4.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Raymond Odell Foshee, 61, of Flat Rock, Ala., passed away Friday, March 3, 2023.

Raymond was born in Jackson County, Ala., on Nov. 26, 1961, to Charles Edward and Marilyn Rosa Burns Foshee. In May 1981, Raymond was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. In 2000, he married his forever love, Sheila Diane Wilbanks Foshee. Brother Raymond was a faithful and beloved member of Ider Holiness Church for nine years after receiving the Holy Ghost on June 13, 2014, at Huntsville Holiness Church.

Raymond was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Foshee and George Donaldson; father, Charles Foshee; infant sister, Mary Elizabeth Foshee; and father and mother in-law, Ray and Virginia Wilbanks.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila; daughter, Rebecca Foshee; step-daughter, Holly Finlayson Hughes; son-in-law, John Hughes; grandchildren, Travis Foshee, Jade Foshee, and Lila Dalton; step-grandchildren, Mikey and Savannah Hughes; siblings, Barbara and Steve Harrison, Charles and Michelle Foshee, Wanda and Lester Rivenbark, Ben and Renee Foshee; half sister, Linda Swearengin; sisters-in-law, Debbie and Mark Finlayson, and Cathy Wilbanks; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, March 6, in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Brent Michaels, Brother Mark Finlayson, and Bro Gabriel Nic officiating. Burial was in Payne Gap Cemetery.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Margaret Maxine Thomas, 85, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Maxine was born in Marshall County, Ala., on May 23, 1937, to the late Ben and Bessie Bowman. She grew up in Bryant, Ala., and married the love of her life, Wendell Thomas on July 16, 1955. They moved to Trenton in 1965. Maxine was an expert homemaker, seamstress and enjoyed being a room mother to her daughter’s class for many years. She attended Ider Holiness Church and loved her church family very much.

In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Earline and J.L. Barron; brother-in-law, Charles Bone.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Wendell Thomas; daughter and son-in-law, Karen Jeanine and Dennis Thomas; sister, Maezell Bone; niece and caregiver, Kay Blevins and her husband Rodney; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Friday, March 3, in the Trenton Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Reverend Brent Michaels and Reverend Wayne Guffey presiding over the service. Burial will follow in the Bryant Holiness Church Cemetery.

The family would like to extend special thanks to caregivers Tonya Pearson and Susan Clark as well as the caring staff of Amedisys Hospice for their service during her brief illness.

Visit to share expressions of sympathy and view her memorial tribute.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

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