Graveside funeral service for Mrs. Margie Davis Whorley Crane, age 97, of Petersburg, TN, will be held at 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Old Orchard Cemetery. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Margie was born on July 12, 1924 in Bedford Co., TN to the late Grady Earl and Kathleen Davis Whorley. She was a graduate of the Morgan Prep School in Petersburg and earned her teaching diploma from Middle Tennessee State Teachers College (currently, MTSU). Mrs. Crane worked as a teacher at the Old Lincoln and Belleview Schools. After teaching, she worked as a cook, baking desserts in the lunchroom at Petersburg where she was known for her homemade rolls. Margie passed away on August 28, 2021 at Madison Manor Nursing Home.
Survivors include her daughter, Glenda Kay O’Neal of New Market, AL; granddaughter, Keela Warren; grandson, Tim (Tracey) O’Neal; great-grandchildren, Catherine (Aaron) Compton, Timothy Warren, Alexis O’Neal, Dylan O’Neal, and Victoria Warren; one great-great-grandchild due in February 2022; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Margie was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Crane; son-in-law, Pete O’Neal; and siblings, Earlene Burrow, W.A. Whorley, Harold Whorley, Clyde Whorley, Iris Bragg, and Jimmy Whorley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Margie Davis Whorley Crane.