Ira Donihue Crews, Sr. – July 31, 2017

Ira D. Crews, Sr., 78, of Woodbine passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Born September 28, 1938 in Blackshear, GA, he was the son of the late Ira B. and Nola D. Crews.  He was also preceded in death by four siblings, Elnita, Tom, Willie, and Bennie.
Mr. Crews had been a resident of Camden County since 1958, and was retired from Gilman Paper Company with 38 years of service.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and telling stories, and loved to laugh and have fun.  He attended the First Baptist Church of Kingsland and was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving his country Honorably.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church in Kingsland with Pastor Brian Parker, Pastor James Roberson and Rev. Sheldon Rowell officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services.  Burial will be private.
Pallbearers:  Andrew Williams, J.W. Moody, Bill Joe Hinnman, Theron Strickland, Clifton Roberson and Donnie Crews.
Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Claryce Rowell Crews of Woodbine; daughters, Lori Ann Crews (Bryan) of Alabama, Susan Walker (Chris) of Kingsland; sons, Ira Donihue Crews, Jr., (Barbara) of Woodbine, and Scott Crews of Pierson; five grandchildren, Adam, Noel, Shelby, David, and Jason; six great grandchildren, Elloise, Landon, Levi, Hayden, Bristol, and Addison; sister, Mary Strickland of Hortense, aunt, Alta Dowling of Blackshear and many nieces and nephews that he loved so much.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Crews be made to the First Baptist Church of Kingsland or the American Lung Association.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

2 thoughts on “Ira Donihue Crews, Sr. – July 31, 2017

  1. Jimmy Street

    So sad to hear of Mr. Ira’s passing. He was really one of the good ones working at the paper mill. He always had time to talk and always had a smile. My prayers go out to the family.

  2. Shelia P. Vickers

    Ms Claryce and family,
    Sorry to hear about Mr. Ira. Our loss is HEAVENS gain. It is so comforting to know he is with OUR FATHER. When our journey is over down here we will join our loved ones. Until then- keep trusting in the LORD and doing HIS work. HE will never leave us! Our HEARTS are sadden and Mr. Ira will be truly missed. Cherish the memories. Cry happy tears-for then there will be no tears on your face-ONLY A SMILE! I will always remember his warming smile. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


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