Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Columbus

4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA


Crystal Michelle Fallin

June 19, 1984August 18, 2019
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A beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece and cousin, Crystal Michelle Fallin left this world unexpectedly at age 35 on August 18, 2019. She was born in Newnan, Georgia on June 19, 1984 to Douglas and Peggy (Smith) Fallin. Crystal grew up in St. Augustine, Florida where she attended St. Joseph Academy and St. John’s River State College, majoring in business. She worked in the hospitality and retail industries in St. Augustine and Auburndale, Florida.

Crystal was a lover of the Performing Arts, dancing and listening to music. As a child and youth, she was a member of the St. Augustine Premier Ballet Company and Academy of Performing Arts. She shared a love of colored pencil art and writing with her beloved grandmother Mary. She loved her pets, particularly Kiki and Dusty. She was caring, compassionate and kind-hearted, always reaching out to people in need. She volunteered for local non-profit thrift shops and often donated shoes and clothing.

Throughout her life, Crystal had an outgoing, independent and adventurous personality. Even through adversity, she had an indomitable spirit of strength, courage, resilience and hope for the future. We will always remember her beautiful smile, laughter, unique style, personality, and love for her family and friends. Her presence in our lives will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John Curtis Smith and Mary Lee Smith-Brown. She leaves behind her parents; brothers, Ryan Fallin and Marty (Tara) Fallin; sisters, Angela U. Seymour and Stephanie (Steve) Bourgeois; uncle, John C. (Michelle) Smith, Jr.; nephews, Bryan Bourgeois and Josh (Shelby) Fallin; nieces, Elie Bourgeois, Courtney (Marcus) Cain and Alyssa Culbertson; cousin, Thomas C. Smith, and many other family members and friends to cherish her memory.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11am in Edgewood Hall of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31907. Burial will follow in Parkhill Cemetery, 4161 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31907. The Fallin family will receive friends and guests following funeral and cemetery services in The Mill Room of Striffler-Hamby.

Fond memories and condolences can be left at www.shcolumbus.com for the Fallin family.


  • Douglas Fallin, Father
  • Peggy Smith Fallin, Mother
  • Ryan Fallin, Brother
  • Marty Fallin, Brother
  • Tara Fallin, Sister-in-law
  • Angela U. Seymour, Sister
  • Stephanie Bourgeios, Sister
  • Steve Bourgeios, Brother-in-law
  • John C. Smith, Jr. (Michelle), Uncle
  • Bryan Bourgeios, Nephew
  • Josh Fallin (Shelby), Nephew
  • Elie Bourgeios, Niece
  • Courtney Cain (Marcus), Niece
  • Alyssa Culbertson, Niece
  • Thomas C. Smith, Cousin
  • John Curtis Smith, Maternal Grandfather (deceased)
  • Mary Lee Smith-Brown, Maternal Grandmother (deceased)
  • Crystal also leaves behind many other family members and friends to cherish her loving memory.


  • Funeral Services Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Reception After Services Saturday, September 7, 2019


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Royce Wilkerson

September 7, 2019

Doug and Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Crystal but she looked so young, so beautiful, so loved. My prayers are with you.

Deborah Erwin Williams

September 6, 2019

Doug, Peggy, Marty, Stephanie, Angela, Ryan, and family: I am so sorry for the loss of Crystal. I know that each one of you loved her so much. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

Boone & Teresa Griffin

September 5, 2019

To the Fallin Family,

We are so saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Crystal. Although we did not know her, we know what great parents and wonderful people Doug and Peggy are. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

-The Griffin Family

Ashley Babb

September 5, 2019

Beautiful, talented, and always smiling. Always loved the beach and music she would show me moves I could never do and laugh at me trying . I had so many beautiful memories with her that I will never forget. She loved God,music, and her family and she will always be missed. Love you crystal!

Carrie Collazo

September 5, 2019

My heart is heavy upon hearing of your passing my sweet friend. I remember our dancing days together we had so much fun. You and I always joking around. I will always remember you Crystal as the fun loving and sweet person you were. I pray that God comforts your family in this time of need. May you forever rest in peace.

Maggie Underdown

September 5, 2019

Dear Peggy & Doug: Although John and I did not know Crystal that well, we do remember your bringing her and Ryan to the house in Lagrange when Angela was arriving for college. Crystal was a young, skinny, sweet girl that seemed adventurous and full of life. Saying goodbye to her after 35 years is so hard because she had so much left undone. My son died when he was 40 years old so I know some of the pain you both must feel. Your heart is broken and you just don't know if it will ever heal. Our best thoughts are with you at this time.
Blessings to both of you and your family.
Maggie & John Underdown

Angela Smith

August 31, 2019

I miss all of the small things about Crystal. I miss her randomly stopping by to eat a spoonful of peanut butter or bites of birthday cake Oreos! I miss walking to the river with her. I miss the heart of gold that she had for humanity and animals. She dearly loved and adored her grandmother. She would come over and we would sit for hours on Amazon trying to find the perfect gift for her. God, I do miss her ❤️