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Earlene Crews

October 18, 1944 — October 10, 2018

Mabel Earlene Cothran Crews, 73 of Hoboken, passed away Wednesday (October 10, 2018) at Memorial University Health in Savannah, GA. following an extended illness.

Born in Greenwood, S.C., her parents were Joe Earl Cothran and Mabel Pearl Giles Cothran. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Marshall Cothran.

Ms. Crews was a member of Lupo Memorial Methodist Church in Greenwood, S.C., she worked many years as a Para Professional for Brantley County Board of Education and enjoyed shopping and reading.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Joey and Michelle Crews, of Hoboken, Stephen and Sherry Franklin, of Ninety Six, S.C., Toby and Pam Crews, of Blackshear; her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Glen Thrift, of Blackshear; 10 grandchildren, Dustin and Casey Crews, of Hoboken, Katrina Norton, Mallory Norton, both of Cleveland, Deanna Norton, of Hoboken, Trent Franklin, Ryan Franklin, both of South Carolina, Kristi Crews, of Hoboken, Aaron Blackstock, of Waynesville, Brady Carter, and Jayden Crews, both of Blackshear; 7 great grandchildren; and a sister, Carolyn Hiott, of St. Augustine, FL. Also several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday (October 14, 2018) at 2PM at the Chapel of Frye Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Johns officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Craig Henderson, Donald Lee, Rodney Pittman, Benjy Harris, Ricky Crews, and Romie Dowling. Honorary pallbearer will be Bobby Crews.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association;; 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601.

Family will be receiving friends at the residence of Joey Crews; 114 Marla St. Hoboken,GA.31542

Family and pallbearers are asked to meet at the Funeral Home Sunday by 1:30PM.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing our online registry at

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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