OBITUARY

Alma Cribbs Bragg

May 19, 1931June 3, 2018

Alma Cribbs Bragg passed away on Sunday June 3rd, while under the exemplary care of the Ogeechee Area Hospice, in Statesboro, Georgia. Alma was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was born on May 19, 1931 to Robert Lee and Pearl Kangeter Cribbs of Stilson, Georgia. She and her twin brother Alvis (Bo) graduated from Stilson High School in 1948.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Reginald M.; daughter, Barbara (Bobbie); grandson-in-law, Shane Keim; sister, Christine C. Smith; brothers, Leon, James, and her twin Alvis (Bo); and brother-in-law, William A. Bragg of Augusta.

She is survived by her daughters Christine B. Smith of Stilson, Mary B. (Ben) Buie of Brooklet, Regina B. (Alan) Blair of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Kristin B. (Ben) Purvis, Alison B. Keim, Ashley B. (Corey) Hendrix, Elizabeth S. (George) Walton, William R. Smith; brother, Russell (Gloria) Cribbs of Pembroke; sisters-in-law, Myrtle Cribbs of Stilson, Jenny Bragg of Augusta, Virginia (Terry) Nesmith of Nevils; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends, particularly Jimmy Hagans, whom she regarded as a son.

Her family was blessed to have three additional caregivers for Alma during the last two years of her life. These wonderful women; Lori Dodson, Debbie Connor, and Shirley Bath were considered family by Alma.

Alma had an unwavering sense of family and her home was always open. She was a generous supporter of her children and grandchildren in their school, community, and church activities. She was a determined advocate for the rights of children with special needs like her daughter Bobbie, and was committed to the services provided through High Hope – Pineland Services. Alma was a lifelong member of Old Fellowship Baptist Church in Stilson and attended regularly until she was no longer able to do so.

She also enjoyed socializing with friends. Alma was a member of the Ladies’ Card Club of Stilson, and was an active participate in the Statesboro Senior Citizens/Bulloch County Recreation Department and was a member of their Kazoo Band. She was also a member of the Brooklet/Arcola Homemakers’ Club.

Alma’s family and friends truly loved her. She will be missed, but the memory of her nurturing spirit and influence will continue.

Visitation will be at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home in Statesboro Sunday, June 10, from 5 until 7pm. Funeral services will be on Monday, June 11, at 11am at Old Fellowship Baptist Church in Stilson with Dr. Reland Morgan officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. Various nephews will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459 or Old Fellowship Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, 5526 US Highway 80 E, Brooklet, GA 30415.

Please visit our online memorial at www.hodgesmoore.com to sign the guest book and share fond memories with the Bragg family.

Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Christine B. Smith, Daughter
  • Mary B. Buie (Ben), Daughter
  • Regina B. Blair (Alan), Daughter
  • Kristin B. Purvis (Ben), Grandchild
  • Alison B. Keim, Grandchild
  • Ashley B. Hendrix (Corey), Grandchild
  • Elizabeth S. Walton (George), Grandchild
  • William R. Smith, Grandchild
  • Russell Cribbs (Gloria), Brother
  • Myrtle Cribbs, Sister-in-law
  • Jenny Bragg, Sister-in-law
  • Virginia Nesmith (Terry), Sister-in-law
  • Jimmy Hagans, Special friend
  • Reginald M. Bragg, Husband
  • Barbara (Bobbie) Bragg, Daughter
  • Shane Keim, Grandson-in-law
  • Christine C. Smith, Sister
  • Leon Cribbs, Brother
  • James Cribbs, Brother
  • Alvis (Bo) Cribbs, Brother
  • William A. Bragg, Brother-in-law
  • Mrs. Bragg leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relative and friends to cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Nephews will serve as pallbearers
  • DONATIONS

  • Ogeechee Area Hospice
  • Old Fellowship Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund

Services

  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Burial Monday, June 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Alma Cribbs Bragg

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Jeanette Cribbs Martin

June 9, 2018

Alma was very special to me as a cousin and dear friend. Remember, she helped raise me. She always told me this every time I saw her. She did live with us during the week and went to school when I was a tiny baby. My daddy worked in Augusta and came home on the week ends. Mama was so happy to have Alma to help with the children and be with her when Daddy was gone. (Daddy gave her a litttle money.)

Alma and girls were very special in our life. Alma helped us out many times when Mother was ill so I could go to school.

We dearly loved Alma and the girls.