In Memoriam

Marsha Lynn Crawford Criminger

October 16, 1946-November 15, 2007


OBITUARY- The Rock Hill Herald,November 17, 2007

LANCASTER - Mrs. Lynn Criminger, 61, of 2950 Lyndell Way, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Ridge ARP Church. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lancaster Funeral Home and other times at her home.

Memorials may be made to Oak Ridge ARP Church, 2774 McIlwain Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058.


OBITUARY: The Lancaster News, November 18, 2007

Lynn Crawford Criminger, 61
Member of Oak Ridge ARP Church

Lynn Crawford Criminger, 61, died Thursday, November 15, 2007.

She was the daughter of John and Marie Steele Crawford.  She was married to Charles David Criminger.  She was a member of Oak Ridge ARP Church, where she was an active member of the choir.  She was a teacher’s assistant at Buford Elementary School.

Survivors include her parents of Lancaster; her husband; a son, John Criminger of Columbia; a daughter, Danya Rock and her husband, Greg, of Columbia; a sister, Sharyn Petty of Heath Springs; and three grandchildren, Logan Rock, Madison Rock and Cameron Criminger, all of Columbia.

Services will be at 2 PM today at Oak Ridge ARP Church.

The family is receiving friends at the home, 2950 Lyndell Way.

Memorials may be made to Oak Ridge ARP Church, 2774 McIlwain Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058.

Notes to the family may be e-mailed to

Lancaster Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in change.



"For all the cute and petite she was, Lynn was a tomboy.  Sherry Brooks Williams and I went to visit Lynn shortly before she passed away and had a wonderful time that afternoon laughing about old times in grammer school.  One memory sticks out above all for me.  Lynn and I lived on the same street and often walked home together.  This afternoon one of our male classmates was walking with us and I  cannot remember what he did, but I do remember Lynn beat him up, threw him in the ditch and threw his books on top of him.  Lynn and I walked on home.
Dallas Petty always said when they did not have enough to play football they would go get Lynn.

Lynn's husband said that was the most she had laughed in a long time.  As good as that was for Lynn, it was a blessing for Sherry and me."

Submitted by Nancy Evatt


"Lynn Crawford was very smart, pretty and talented. She could sing, play the piano, and anything else she wanted to do. We were in piano recitals in grade school. David Tillman, Betsy Finley, Russell Smith, Nancy Evatt, Jennifer Starr, Lynn and I all took piano lessons. Lynn married Danny Gibson the first time. She had 2 children: Danya and John. She and her second husband Charlie Criminger were very happily married. They went to our church for awhile, sang in the choir, and worked with the youth group. Nancy Evatt and I went to see Lynn shortly before she died. We had a wonderful visit with her.  She died from cancer."

Submitted by Sherry Brooks Williams