Thursday, March 19, 2009

Rest in Peace Aunt Margie(Crowder)

Margie H. Crowder, age 83, of Tuscaloosa, died March 17, 2009, at home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Dr. Herb Thomas officiating and Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie G. Hughes; mother, Venie Smith; sister, Darthey Wigley (Wallace); and brother, Ray Hughes (Noney).

Survivors include her husband, James L. Crowder of Tuscaloosa; daughter, Debbie K. Crowder of Tuscaloosa; son, Jerry L. Crowder (Valerie) of Talladega; sister, Geraldine Townsend of Tuscaloosa; and brothers Robert E. Hughes (Mildred) of Northport, Tommy J. Hughes (Linda) of Raleigh, N.C., and Sammy V. Hughes (Sue) of Tuscaloosa.

Margie retired from BellSouth Telephone Company after 39 years of service, in Wash., New Orleans, La., Birmingham, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa.

Pallbearers will be Bob Hughes, Sammy Hughes, Tommy Hughes, Debbie Crowder, Jerry Crowder, Kyle Baswell and Mike Whitten.

--My Aunt Margie’s passing doesn’t bring tears of sadness, but instead tears of joy. She has been sick for a very long time now. Now she is in heaven and isn’t in pain anymore. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. She was a wonderful woman who loved being around her family and close friends. After reading from the online guest book, she touched a lot of people's lives. Rest in Peace, Aunt Margie! I know you're looking down on us and smiling. You're with God and Uncle Don Ray now. I'm sure you two have a lot of catching up to do.