Alberta Bowyer Crews

Born: Mon., Sep. 9, 1940
Died: Thu., Mar. 8, 2012

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Alberta Bowyer Hughes Crews, age 71, of Eatonton, GA, died Thursday, March 8, 2012 at St. Joseph''s Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Crews was born on September 9, 1940 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina and was raised in Wytheville, VA by Tom and Mary Hughes. She was a graduate of Wythe High School and attended Johnston Memorial Hospital Nursing School in Abingdon, VA. She married Addison "Buddy" Crews on September 3, 1958.

Her past work experience included administrative positions at Bowman Gray School of Medicine and J.C. Penney. She was an active and faithful member of Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church and a supporter of the Central Georgia Christian Food Bank. Alberta loved gardening and caring for hummingbirds. Buddy and Alberta have lived on Lake Oconee since 1994.

In addition to her husband, Addison "Buddy" Crews, she is survived by two daughters, Mary Crews Buchanan and husband Carl of Dacula, GA; Betsy Lynn Rose and husband Larry of Covington, GA; two brothers, Emory M. Cochran, wife Margie, of Roanoke, VA and Tommy A. Hughes, wife Jeanne, of Richmond, VA; three grandchildren, Brittany Lynn Rose, Zachary Tyler Buchanan, and Samuel Blake Buchanan; brothers-in-law, Rev. Thomas A. Crews and wife Jenny of Chattanooga, TN and Rudy Rogers of Winston Salem, NC; and a number of other relatives and close friends.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday evening, March 10, 2012 at the Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church, 113 Scott Road, Eatonton, GA. Memorial Services will be held Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church with Dr. Joe King officiating. Inurnment will follow at Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642. The family requests that memorials be made in the way of donations to the Central Georgia Christian Food Bank, 113 Scott Road, Eatonton, GA 31024 (a 501C3 charity). McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of funeral arrangements. The guest register can be signed at

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Sam Buchanan
   Posted Fri March 09, 2012
I miss you with all my heart! I'll still send my hugs and kisses to you in heaven. It's still hard to believe that you are not here, but knowing that you're in a better place puts a *HUGE* smile on my face :) XOXOXO Your Grandson, Samuel Blake Buchanan

Zach Buchanan
   Posted Fri March 09, 2012
I will miss our everyday conversations on the phone. Thank you for taking such good care of me as a baby. Your fresh baked biscuits for breakfast will always be my favorite memory. Holidays won't be the same. You will always be in my heart. Your grandson, Zachary Tyler Buchanan

Mary Buchanan
   Posted Fri March 09, 2012
Life won't be the same without you here. Thank you for always taking such good care of me. My heart is at peace knowing you are no longer in pain and discomfort. Even though you are now in the hands of God, you'll always be my 'Momma' and 'best friend'. Love you and miss you, Mary

jane cobb
   Posted Fri March 09, 2012
My prayers and deepest sympathy. I am glad I met Alberta through Community Bible Study that meets at your church. I pray for the Lord to give you happy memories in the days ahead. Sincerely, Jane CobbH

Jackie & Vernon Hoots
   Posted Sat March 10, 2012
Dear Buddy,Mary,and Betsy, Our hearts and thougths are with you in your loss. Words can not say how much we loved Alberta and all of you.We will remember and PRAY for all of you during the hard days ahead.If we can do any thing for you just let us know. Love Always,Jackie and Vernon

Sterling and Mary Lou Burney
   Posted Tue March 13, 2012
We are friends of Betsy. She is a sweet girl and we love her very much. We never knew her Mother, but often prayed for her when Betsy told us of her illness. May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead. "Precious in the sight of the lord is the death of his saints." Psalms 116:15. Love and blessings.

Katie and Beaver McDaniel
   Posted Thu March 15, 2012
Buddy...Betsy and family.... We were so saddened to hear of Alberta's passing! Please know you are in thought and prayers as always. Much love