Pastor Eugene Ottis Crews, 73, of Harriett’s Bluff, Woodbine, passed away
peacefully on Monday, October 12th, 2015 at Hospice of Golden Isles in
Born in Telmore, Georgia on October 29th, 1941, he was the son of the late
AJ Crews and Dora Courson Crews. Throughout his life, he went from being a
picker, grinner, and sinner, opening for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and
Lynard Skynyrd to picker, grinner, and winner as a Christian singer in Gene
Crews and the Believers and the Tributes. When older, he and his wife
attended Calvary Bible Institute where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree
in Biblical Studies. He went on to pastor Harvest Christian Fellowship,
travel as a missionary to Honduras, as well as open a food bank that fed
hundreds of people. He loved music and offered to teach others any
instrument they desired to play.
He used to work at United Insurance Company of America for 24 years as an
insurance man. To sum up the kind of man Eugene Crews was is best
exemplified by how he was with his customers. He would go out of his way to
buy a loaf of bread or a jug of milk if he found out his customer needed it.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Reverend Irene Jeanette
Crews, his sons, Kenneth Crews, Jeffrey Crews, Schonathan Crews (Amanda),
and Andy Green, his daughter, Shayé Crews, his step-daughter, Jeanette
Williamson (Chris); his grandsons, Christopher Rawl, Brayden Crews, and
Grayson Crews, and his grandaughters, Amanda Rawl, Hillary Carver, and Megan
Rawl. He was predeceased in death by his daughter, Zena Jane Crews-Kurfees,
his mother-in-law, Julia Mitchell Rogers, and his brothers, Ralph Crews,
Billy Crews, and Ronald Crews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 16th, 2015 at 11:00 am at
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home located at 10141 Colerain Road in
St Marys, Georgia. Burial to follow at Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery,
located at 6061 Hephzibah Church Road in Waycross, GA. Visitation will be
held Thursday, October 15th, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Allison
Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of