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2011-03-24 / Obituaries


Earl James Crow, 90, of Thomasville died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at his home. He was born January 1, 1921 in Remlap.

Mr. Crow owned and operated Crow’s Body Shop and Wrecker Service until the age of 85. He worked part-time as owner of Crow’s Unlock Service until the age of 87. He was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. Mr. Crow served his country with honor in World War II during the liberation of France and Belgium. He was combat wounded and his decorations include the Combat infantry Badge, the Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville with Rev. Ty Parten, Gary Cockerham, David Money and Brandon Cockerham officiating. Interment was at Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Crow; mother, Josie Anna Crow; brothers, Cecil B. Crow and Homer A. Crow; sister, Hazel C. Parker; granddaughter, Jessica Amy Crow.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Virginia Chaney Crow of Thomasville; son, Harold L. (Diane) Crow of Thomasville; two daughters, Charlotte (Gary) Cockerham of Thomasville and Karen (David) Money of Headland; brothers, Charles “Huck” Crow and Alvin B. Crow; sisters, Marie Slay, Joy Lenz and Betty Johnson; nine grandchildren, Brandon Cockerham of Sulligent, Brad Cockerham of Grove Hill; Kristen Thompson of Dothan, Dave Money of Asheville, Ashley Crow and Scott Money, both of Birmingham, Amanda Crow and Arianne Crow, both of Tuscaloosa and Erin Money of Headland; eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Gary Cockerham, David Money, Brandon Cockerham, Brad Cockerham, Steve Thompson, Dave Money and Scott Money.

Memorials may be made to Thomasville Baptist Church Building Fund or Abbeville United Methodist Church Mission Fund or Greater Years.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directed.

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