Lucile Whittenburg Crews

December 7, 1924May 7, 2019

Rome, GA - Lucile Whittenburg Crews, 94, a lifelong resident of North Rome, died May 7, 2019.

She never stopped learning, striving to satisfy an insatiable curiosity about the world around her. She was a loving daughter, sister and caregiver. She was a checker trainer for Colonial Stores, prior to children, and then a devoted wife and mother. She explored interests including but not limited to archaeology, gardening, music, sewing, cub scouts, girl scouts, PTA and, in later years developed a passion for genealogy, devoting countless hours to library, public records and cemetery research and meticulously compiling her findings. She explored each branch of her family trees to the extent of the records available and, in the case of her maternal ancestry, was able to trace twenty-eight generations, including a signer of the Magna Charta (1215 AD) and a participant in the Second Crusade (1066 AD). As a result of her studies and proven lineage she qualified for membership in The Jamestowne Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, United Daughters of the Confederacy, The Baronial Order of the Magna Charta, and many other genealogical organizations. She was formerly a member of the North Rome United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Crews was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Henry F. Crews and her beloved cat of 18 years, Pepper. She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Jan Crews Elias of Dallas, TX, her son, Dr. Jeff (Leigh) Crews formerly of Rome, now of Cedar Bluff, AL, grandchildren, Matt Crews and Paul Crews of Rome, Ben (Louice Adler) Crews of Acworth, GA, and special friends Glenn and Jane Littlejohn of Rome.

A Receiving of Friends is planned for Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 4:30 pm, at the Renaissance Marquis Retirement Community Chapel, 3126 Cedartown Hwy SW, Rome Ga. A private burial is planned in East View Cemetery, Rome. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be considered, in Lucile’s name, to Myrtle Hill-Oak Hill Memorial Association or Sara Hightower Regional Library – Rome.


  • Gladys Cordelia Tarvin Whittenburg, Mother
  • John Thomas "Tom" Whittenburg, Father
  • Captain Thomas Hoyt Whittenburg, Brother
  • William Oscar Whittenburg, Brother
  • Gladys Ellen Whittenburg Raiden, Sister
  • John Alfred Whittenburg, Brother
  • James Joseph Whittenburg, Brother
  • Henry Ford Crews, Husband
  • Dr. Jan Crews Elias, Daughter
  • Dr. Stephen Jeffrey Crews, Son
  • Leigh Ann Slade Crews, Daughter-in-law
  • Matthew Ryan "Matt" Crews, Grandson
  • Benjamin Thomas "Ben" Crews, Grandson
  • Louice Nathalie Adler, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Paul Alexander Crews, Grandson


  • Receiving Friends Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Lucile Whittenburg Crews

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AliceOrtwein Billingsley

May 12, 2019

Jeff & Leigh - I'm so sorry to hear of the death of Jeff's Mother. I did not know your Mom, but she sounds like a remarkable person and that you had a lot of the same interests as she did. You and the whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Love, Alice Marie