THE HAMP CREWS FAMILY
MARY ELIZABETH THOMAS CREWS
Mary Elizabeth Thomas was the daughter of Banner Mixon Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Jones. She married Hampton Micajah Crews, Jr. on 15 Nov 1899 in Pierce County, Ga . Mary was born on 19 Jul 1884 in Charlton County, Georgia . She died on 12 Nov 1930 in Charlton Co., Ga .
Notes from Elvin Thomas
A Final Prayer For a Wonderful Mother
Our Father, as we gather here to honor the life and passing of this lady who was our
Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend who even exemplifies your creation of woman,
ask for your predence with us.
We thank you for blessing our lives with her love, friendship and example. Those of us
who are her children and grandchildren as well as many ther know you hear our
prayers because she taught us that there is indeed a God and that we should pray to
There are so many of us that would be less than we are had it not been for her loving
heart, tender yet firm hand, teaching of christianity, honesty and life time of hard work
We know your ways are better than our ways so we don't question your taking her
from us. We only hope that you will welcome her unto yourself as much as we would
welcome her back. We pray that you will judge her mistakes and sins knowing they
were not from her heart but of human weakness.
Understand our grief as a Father who lost his only son for us.
Hamp Crews and Children
Ocie, Ward, Hampton Micajah Crews, Jr., Ella, Banner
Elvin, Bertie Mae, Velma, Fulton, Bernice, and Walter.
Other items of interest:
CREWS CHILD DIED. Wed. morning the three-weeks old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Hamp Crews was discovered dead at its mother's side, cause was unknown. Its death was quite a shock, coming so unexpectedly.
Charlton County Herald
January 27, 1927
FOSTER CREWS KILLED. Foster Crews, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Crews
of Uptonville, was struck by an automobile Sunday evening. His skull was fractured
and he had other injuries from which he died Monday afternoon. Funeral services were
held at Sardis Tuesday afternoon. Besides his parents he is survived by five brothers
and six sisters.
The death of this young man is especially sad as at the time he was
struck down he was hastening to Conner's Mill to meet his father who was on 21, and
have him go to Jacksonville to his daughter, Mrs. A.N. Hayes, who was critically ill in a
hospital. He was struck down near Conners Mill. The car did not stop and the injured
boy was picked up by friends and rushed to a Waycross hospital.
MRS. MARY ELIZABETH THOMAS CREWS DIED.
The death of Mrs. Hamp Crews occurred Wednesday afternoon at their home at Uptonville. She had been ailing for some time and was thought to be improving.
She was 46 and a daughter of Mr. Ban Thomas of Brantley County.
She was an estimable lady and the mother of eleven living children. Beside her husband, Mr. Hamp Crews, she leaves Mrs. A.M. Hayes, Mrs. Thomas Thornton, D.E. Crews, Mrs. A.J. Cason, and Ward, Birdie May, Bernice, Velma, Walter, Elvin and Fulton.
The burial took place at Sardis with W.O. Gibson officiating.
Source: Lois Mays
The Okefenokee Press