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George "Edward" Crosson

November 14, 1926 ~ November 4, 2020 (age 93)


To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven…On November 14, 1926, Mr. George Crosson, affectionately known as “Edward” was born to the late Elliott and Lena Crosson. Edward was educated in the public schools of Hampton County. 

In his earlier years, he was joined in marital bliss to his sweetheart, Edna Louise Haynes. A servant and willing to serve his country, Edward joined the US Armed Forces and after faithful service, became a World War II Veteran.

George was a lifelong member of Harmonia Missionary Baptist Church in Varnville, South Carolina. During his tenure at Harmonia, he worked diligently through the years but will be remembered most for his great works on the Trustee Board. Edward was a hard worker and believed in caring for his family. He was honored to have worked for the Embler Door Company and the Savannah River Site; but will be fondly remembered for being a local black entrepreneur. From 1953 to 1998, he owned the Crosson’s Service & Gas Station, Crosson’s Laundry Mat and Crosson’s Game Room and Restaurant. Everyone was blessed through the great works of George. Rather it was a piece of candy or just that unforgettable smile, to know Edward was to love him.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, with his loving family around, George began his new journey…he slipped away to sleep, crossing into a faraway land to return no more. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Louise Haynes Crosson; his son-in-law, William McQuire; his children, Annette Crosson and Annie O’Nell Crosson; six sisters, Ida Mae, Edna, Jennie, Aline, Pearlie Mae and Ethel; one brother, Isaiah; brother-in-law JA Moore.

An array of great memories will be forever cherished by, his children, Donell (Geneva) Crosson and Edna McQuire; adopted children, Mike (Victoria) Folk, Pam (Quint) Bowman and Hugh (Marie) Folk; grandchildren, Cedric McQuire, Shantell Crosson, Tonnya Grant, Derrick Moore and Karla (Miguel) McQuire-Lubrin; special great-grand Mi’Kayla Lubrin “Boo”; a loving sister, Juanita Glover along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and caring family friends.



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November 9, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Brice W. Herndon Funeral Home (Varnville-Hampton) Chapel
1074 Yemassee Highway
Varnville, SC 29944

Graveside Service
November 10, 2020

12:00 PM
Zion Fair Baptist Church
146 Zion Fair Road
Varnville, SC 29944

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