GRANITE FALLS Darlene McCrary Brittian, 78, of Granite Falls, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson. Born Oct. 14, 1939, in Caldwell County, she was the daughter of the late J.C. McCrary and Christine Hefner McCrary. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry McCrary. Mrs. Brittian was a longtime standing member of Lovelady Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James T. Brittian of the home; two daughters, Lynn Brittian, and Tonya Brittian Smith and husband, Phil; two sons, Keith Brittian, and Dwayne Brittian; one sister, Lanae Hawkins; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m., at Lovelady Baptist Church, with the Revs. Floyd Crouch, and Dan Greene officiating. Burial will follow in the Lovelady Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Lovelady Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Caldwell County Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645. Bass-Smith Granite is serving the family of Darlene McCrary Brittian. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.