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Leola Smith Crytzer

Leola Smith Crytzer
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Leola Smith Crytzer

Retired Owner/Operator Dixie Lee

BEECH ISLAND, S.C. – Mrs. Leola Smith Crytzer, affectionately known as “Miss Lee”, 86, wife of the late Mr. Lloyd R. Crytzer, of 772 Pine Log Road, Beech Island, SC, entered into rest on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Keri Lee Haller, three brothers, William Davis Smith, Jr, Davis Durant “DD” Smith and Herbert Marion “Hub-T” Smith and a sister Annie Laurie “La-La” Chalfant.

Surviving is a son, Byron Crytzer, North Augusta, SC; a brother, Wayne Smith, Columbia, SC; six grandchildren: Jennifer Haller Campbell (Ryan), Laurie Anne Haller Coleman (Derrick), Lloyd Crytzer (Amelia), Jason Haller (Katrina), Christen Crytzer and Andrew Crytzer and six great- grandchildren: Alex Campbell, Kaylee Campbell, Blakelyn Crytzer, Samuel Crytzer, Shanna Haller, Michael “Trace” Baker, III.

Miss Lee was born in Williamsburg County, SC to the late William Davis and Lottie Lee Evans Smith. She was the owner and operator of the Dixie Lee Restaurant from 1953 until her retirement in 2003. Miss Lee cherished her “Kids” whom she met at the Dixie Lee and their friendships that lasted her lifetime. She loved to travel, was a S.C. Real Estate Agent, past president of the Clearwater Elementary PTO and served others in her community in many capacities. She was a member of Bath United Methodist Church, Bath, SC and the Christian Women’s Club.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bath United Methodist Church with Revs. John Williams and Ben Barnett officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, SC.

Pallbearers will be Roy Smith, Bert Smith, Billy Walker, Randy Reames, Hansford Bland and Gary White.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. James Bland, Jimmy Bland, Steve Ballard, and the members of the Christian Women’s Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Bath United Methodist Church, P.O Drawer C, Bath, SC 29816.

Friends are welcome to call at the residence. The family will greet friends on Monday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service, US Hwy. No. 1, Langley, SC.

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