• 41°

Kenneth Howard Crane March 10, 1942 – November 25, 2016

Kenneth Howard Crane, 74, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Friday, November 25, 2016, in Madison, Alabama. He was born March 10, 1942 to Howard and Jewell (Goggans) Crane in Longview, Mississippi. On January 28, 1965, he married the love of his life, Eleanor Stoddard, in Bellefontaine, Mississippi.

 

Ken is survived by his wife Eleanor Crane of 51 years; his daughters Rhonda Daniel (Leslie) and Pamela Rigsby (Phillip); grandchildren James (Elizabeth) and Nathan Daniel, Preston and Parker Rigsby; and many loving nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Dwight Crane; and sisters June (Michael) Robertson and Jacque McNair.

 

Ken loved his wife and family, his work, and serving the Lord. His goal in life was to glorify God in all that he said and did. He devoted most of his life to sharing the gospel with everyone he encountered. He served as a youth minister, Deacon, and Sunday school teacher for over 50 years.

 

He also loved the community in which he lived. He loved to take visitors around the city and share with them unique stories and the history of the area. He served on numerous civic committees such as the committee to establish the flood plain plan, chaired Huntsville City Schools Superintendent search that hired Mary Jane Caylor, and the Huntsville City Zoning Board.

 

The celebration services for a life well lived will be held at Sherwood Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 with visitation from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. followed by the service at 2:00. Berryhill Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sherwood Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (ESV)

 

Harvest

Hickam saw major combat in Vietnam, including Dak To, Mang Yang Pass

Business

Orr files COVID-19 liability protection bill

Madison

Lawmaker: Local school boards need say in extended school closures

Madison

Sew Happy members discover, share ideas and designs

Madison

Madison school nurses administered COVID vaccination shots

Madison

Madison at The Range becomes one of the area’s first senior living communities to offer vaccine

Madison

Madison County placed in “low risk” level for COVID

Madison

Nearly $1 million awarded to SAIL Alabama summer learning programs

Madison

President-elect Joe Biden urged to reverse Space Command decision

Madison

Despite fund transfers, unemployment tax to increase

Madison

Governor awards grants to assist domestic violence victims in north Alabama

Harvest

Registration deadline for Christian Job Corps classes is Jan. 25

Madison

State tries to fix overwhelmed vaccination hotline; COVID hospitalizations still high

Harvest

Achieve Training Center accepting applications for free classes in software

Madison

US Space Command coming to Huntsville

Madison

MCS says schools will return to daily in-person instruction on Tuesday

Madison

State House security will include state troopers; FBI warns of armed protests

Madison

Resurfacing for I-565 widening project expected to start in a few months

Madison

Planning a family vacation or need to check dates? Consult the MCS calendar

Harvest

Catalyst Center, Junior League create Ignite program, scholarship

Bob Jones High School

Learn the game in MCCL’S beginning chess classes

Madison

Armed suspect in stolen vehicle sought by MPD

LIFESTYLES -- FEATURE SPOT

Bickel worked with Reactor Mechanical Group on USS Carl Vinson

Madison

SO says arrest linked to several vehicle burglaries in Madison County

x