Bennie James Crews

Born: Tue., Nov. 19, 1940
Died: Tue., May 30, 2017


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 02, 2017
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Fri., Jun. 02, 2017
Location: Hart Funeral Home

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Mr. Bennie James Crews, age 76, of Blackshear, died Tuesday morning (5/30/17) at his residence following an extended illness.

Born November 19, 1940 in Blackshear, he was a son of the late Ira B. and Nola Dowling Crews. He was a veteran, having served in the US Army. He was stationed in Germany and was an auto repairman.  He returned to Blackshear where he was a contractor and started Crews Construction in 1976, and continues in operation today through his son, Bryan. He was known as an excellent craftsman, doing many years of work in commercial and residential construction, as well as many remodeling jobs. 

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, was a well-known dog handler and trainer, and enjoyed the many times of fellowship with his hunting buddies.  He was a longtime member of the Pierce County Hunting Club, the Pierce County Fox Hunters Association, and several other hunting clubs in southeast Georgia. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elenita Moody; and 2 brothers, Thomas Crews and Willie Crews.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Virginia McCall Crews of Blackshear; his son, Bryan Crews (wife Lynn) of Blackshear; 2 daughters, Tammy Miller and Cindy Dennison, both of Blackshear; 4 grandchildren, B.J. Crews of Blackshear, Chris Crews of Brunswick, Megan Dennison of Blackshear, and Nathan Duvall (wife April) of Texas; 5 great grandchildren, Blaine and Julian Crews, both of Arkansas, Nate and Trinity Duvall, both of Texas, and Braylee Dennison of Blackshear; 1 sister, Mary Frances Strickland of Hortense; 1 brother, Donahue Crews (wife Clarice) of Woodbine; his best friends from Blackshear, Theron Strickland, Woodson Dixon, Jimmy Byrd, B.H. Tanner, and Roy Gilleon and Billy Cochran (who along with Bennie called themselves “The Three Musketeers”); and many other friends and relatives.

A memorial service will take place on Friday (6/2/17) at 3 PM in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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Suzanne Ratliff
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
Bryan and family, I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Bennie! Mr. Alvin and all the Ratliff's thought the world of him and I did, too.
Suzanne Ratliff

Evelyn Sapp
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
Bryan & family
Praying God gives you all peace and comfort today and days ahead.

Cindy webster
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. My prayers are with that family. I can remember Mr.Bennie as a very carrying and funny man. I always looked forward to seeing him at the oak plaza restaurant. He was one of my favorite. He will truly be missed and always be remembered. There was never a dull moment when he was around. Rest in peace my friend.

Leny . Barber
   Posted Fri June 02, 2017
So sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and Prayers Leny

Victor and Mary Alice Aldridge
   Posted Fri June 02, 2017
Victor and I are so sorry for your loss! May God hold you.all in hollow of his hand and grant the peace that passes all understanding. We love you all dearly!!

Bernadette & Jimmy Vaughan
   Posted Sat June 03, 2017
So sorry to hear about Bennie. Always thought the world of him. Fine, fair and honest man. He will be missed.

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