HILDA, S.C. - N ellie Collins Croft, 68, widow of Charles H. Croft, died Friday at the home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. at Green Branch Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in South End Cemetery, Bamberg. She was survived by two son, Charles M. and Willie M. Croft, both of Olar; three daughters, Wanda Smeith of Hilda, Joyce Priester and Charlene Blevins of Barnwell; one brother, Riley Collins of Olar; six sisters, Willie Lou Free of Augusta, Ga., Phoebe Widner and Wivian Etterle of North Augusta, Melba Pough of Hephzibah, Ima Ayer of Erhardt, Odie Fall of Allendale; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mole Funeral Home, Barnwell.
The Augusta Chronicle January 13, 2002