OBITUARY

James Ronnie Crews

May 23, 1941June 6, 2018
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Mr. James Ronnie Crews, age 77 of Jonesboro, Georgia passed away June 6, 2018. He was born in Fayetteville, Georgia to the late Andrew Ellis and Rachel Elizabeth Egleston Crews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Andrew Eugene Crews and Larry Ellis Crews. Ronnie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. He was the co-owner of C & C Trucking for 20 years and had been employed with Enterprise Car Rental for 15 years. Ronnie enjoyed soft ball, coaching ball and yard work. He was known for his work ethic. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan and enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and NASCAR. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Helen Crews of Jonesboro; daughters, Darlene (Glen Freeman) Cook of Locust Grove and Rhonda Crews of Jonesboro; granddaughters, Rachel (Dakota Reese) Crews of Jackson and Riley Freeman of Locust Grove; sister, Debie Coffee of Jacksonville, FL; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 10, 2018 – 2:00 PM at the Haisten Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Talmadge French will officiate. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park. Friends may visit the family Saturday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors of Ronnie include his wife of 47 years, Helen Crews of Jonesboro; daughters, Darlene (Glen Freeman) Cook of Locust Grove and Rhonda Crews of Jonesboro; granddaughters, Rachel (Dakota Reese) Crews of Jackson and Riley Freeman of Locust Grove; sister, Debie Coffee of Jacksonville, FL; numerous nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rex Norman
  • Tommy Crews
  • Dakota Reese
  • Richard Kendrick
  • Clint Jackson
  • Ricky Harris

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Committal Service Sunday, June 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

James Ronnie Crews

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Mari Lynn

June 11, 2018

I can tell that James was loved tremendously, and will without a doubt be missed dearly by all of his family and friends. As you are flooded with special memories that you shared together, may you be reinforced and strengthened as God is a great refuge and a "source of goodness" in all of our trials. (Psalm 16:1,2)

Paul & Sandy Stewman

June 9, 2018

Ronnie was a valued school mate and friend to so many over the years. Though time and distance reduced our meetings to school reunions, Ronnie's smile and genuine presence always gladdened the occasions and renewed the friendships. He worked hard and loyally to make school reunion events a success. It was, though, his smile, sense of humor and expression of "so glad to see you" that encouraged and sustained our high regard for Ronnie over the years. Sandy and I pray God's blessings on Helen and her family.

Sandy & Paul Stewman

Henry Camp

June 8, 2018

Julie and I send sincere condolences to Helen and the Crews family.

I first met Ronnie in our forth grade class at the Jonesboro Elementary School sixty plus years ago. We quickly learned that our birthdays were close, mine being May 21 and his May 22. In May of 2000 he approached me at a Jonesboro Days gathering and the first thing he said was, "I know who you are and I know exactly how old you are."

It was good to reconnect with Ronnie. He became a key player on Harold Callaway's barbecue and fish fry team who prepared great food for many reunions. Ronnie was a great story teller and he had many to tell. Also, Ronnie loved the Georgia Bulldogs. He will be missed by his classmates. Henry & Julie Camp, Columbia, SC

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Biography

Ronnie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. He was the co-owner of C & C Trucking for 20 years and had been employed with Enterprise Car Rental for 15 years. Ronnie enjoyed soft ball, coaching ball and yard work. He was known for his work ethic. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan and enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and NASCAR.