2011-03-10 / Obituaries


Earl James Crow, 90, of Thomasville died Feb. 26, 2011 at his residence.

He was born Jan. 1, 1921 in Remlap. He was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. He 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. He 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 age 87.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Virginia Chaney Crow, Thomasville; one son, Harold L. (Diane) Crow, Thomasville; two daughters, Charlotte (Gary) Cockerham, Thomasville, Karen (David) Money, Headland; nine grandchildren, Brandon Cockerham, Sulligent, Brad Cockerham, Grove Hill, Kristen Thompson, Dothan, Dave Money, Asheville, N.C., Ashley Crow, Scott Money, both of Birmingham, Amanda Crow, Arianne Crow, both of Tuscaloosa, Erin Money, Headland; eight greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jessica Amy Crow.

The service was March 1 at 10 a.m. at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville with Rev. Ty Parten, Gary Cockerham, David Money and Brandon Cockerham officiating. Burial was in the Choctaw Corner Cemetery.

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

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

Condolences may be offered at obryantchapelfh.com.

O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.


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