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Florence – Funeral service for Mr. Nathaniel Crawford will be conducted 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at J. O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 S. Johns St., Florence, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Nathaniel, the son of the late Jack and Rosa Kelly Crawford, was born August 5, 1940. He died Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Nathaniel was educated in the Florence Public School System.

Nathaniel was a member of Mount Joy Baptist Church in Bishopville, SC.

Nathaniel retired from the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health.

Survivors include his son, Nathaniel R. Crawford, Jr.; a special friend, Shirley Green; a special daughter, Patricia Smith; three brothers, James L. (Ravon) Crawford, Charles (Dorothy) Cooper and Ronald Cooper; three sisters, Margaret C. (John) Brown, Dorothy Scott and Daisy Moore; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith Funeral Home of Florence
  • Friday, January 26, 2018
    God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton