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Oliver Crews, 82, livestock farmer

Oliver Donald Crews, 82, of Moniac, GA died on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born and lived his entire life in Moniac, and was the son of the late Robert and Millie Crews.

Mr. Crews owned and operated a large livestock farm on Hwy. 185 across the Florida-Georgia line for years. He was a member of the Moniac Baptist Church, the Georgia Farm Bureau and the bureau board for 20 years, 13 years as president. He was recently recognized by the Georgia Farm Bureau for 42 years of service as a charter member.

Mr. Crews was drafted into the Navy during the Korean War and served honorably for two years, and he also served on the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Gold Kist Egg Board for many years.

He is survived by his wife Lucille Bennett Crews and daughter Alice Morris, both of Moniac; son Marvin Oliver Crews of Tampa; brothers Kenneth Burnsed of Seattle, WA and Henry Ferguson of Jacksonville; grandchildren Oliver (Rebecca) Crews II and Jason (Betsy) Morris; great-grandchildren Elizabeth Crews and Emily Morris.

The funeral service was conducted at 2 pm on Sunday, July 8 at his church with Rev. Tim Colvin officiating. Interment followed at Moniac Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

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