Barbara Marie Crane

July 24, 1963 ~ July 22, 2021

Barbara Marie Crane, 57, of Chattanooga, was born on July 24, 1963 and passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021.  She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and attended Newnan Springs United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed life to the fullest and loved spending time outdoors, either boating or swimming and just being with her family & friends.  She was an avid NASCAR fan and was always putting others needs before her own.  She was a loving and devoted daughter, mother, grandmother and great grandmother that will be truly missed by all who knew her.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Grady and Pauline Crane and James and Ardith Hilton; father, James Crane and grandson, Peyton Waldon.

Survivors include her parents, Gene and Sharon Evans;  fiancé, Jerry Lackey;  daughter and grandchildren, Melissa Hardeman, Walker Cureton, Curtis, Janson and Braidyn Hardeman; great grandson, Gunnar; daughter & son-in-law and grandchildren, Brandie (BJ) Nunley and Brandon, Alexys and Layllah Nunley;  siblings James Crane, Rachel (Clint) Hood, Bobby (Angela) Evans, Chris (Janelle) Evans, Johnny Evans and Nicole Evans;  Michelle Crane Ryan;  nieces and nephews, James Thompson, Danielle Talley, David Hood, Zoe, Dimitree, Tyler, Drake and Dawn Evans; grand-niece and nephews are Alaina, Peyton, Levi and Silas and numerous extended family & friends.

There will be a Celebration of Life service held at a later date.  Online guest book at  Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.


  • Amber mcdowell Posted July 23, 2021 10:53 PM

    I new your mom and she knew all my family loved her very very much so sorry for your loss. Please let me know when and we’re service will be held.

    • Sharon H Evans Posted July 27, 2021 2:58 PM

      Barbara is being cremated. There will be no service

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