Mr. James L. “Bud” Crews of Samson passed away at a Dothan Hospital on Sunday, July 28, 2013. He was 95. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the First Assembly of God Church in Samson with Rev. Jimmy Eddins officiating. Burial will follow at Travelers Rest Cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Samson directing. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The family request that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to: First Assembly of God Church in Samson, 113 South Jordan St., Samson, AL 36477.
Mr. Crews was born in Geneva County, AL on April 16, 1918 to the late Cleve and Lena Simpler Crews. Mr. Bud was a chartered member of the First Assembly of God Church in Samson. Mr. Crews was also a truck driver for many years. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Whaley Crews.
He is survived by one son, Jerry Crews (Tanya) of Samson; one daughter, Sheilah Nolin (William) of Columbus, GA; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one sister, Bertha Cope of Goose Creek, South Carolina.