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Whitfield Funeral Home
Little Davenport
Hamilton Mill

Bessie Ray Crowe

Obituary Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Bessie Ray Crowe, 86, of Dawsonville moved into the eternal arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 29, 2020. Bessie Ray was born November 8, 1933 in Dawson County to William Wilson and Addie Elizabeth Evans. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Fannie Mae Neisler.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, James Crowe; son and daughter-in-law Ken and Lori Crowe of Dawsonville, grandchildren Mary Beth Crowe and Kim (Nate) Flowers all of Charlotte, NC; sister, Ruby Dean Higgins of Cumming; in-laws Faye Swanson of Dawsonville, Jackie and Marie Johnson of Cumming, and Jimmy and Wanda Bruce of Dawsonville; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Bessie Ray was a doting wife, mother, and grandmother who adored her family above all else on this earth. James and Bessie Ray moved from Dawson County in 1958 following their marriage to live and work in several towns around Georgia before returning in 1989 to build their retirement home. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Cumming and active in the Jimmy Moore Sunday School Class. Bessie Ray leaves behind a priceless legacy of faith and family values for all who knew her to cherish.

Out of respect for the health and welfare of our community, a private service will be observed by the family with internment at Sawnee View Gardens in Cumming. Dr. Scott Gilbert and Rev. Ray Rhodes will officiate.

Condolences may be expressed at

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.


Funeral Home
Bearden Funeral Home
(706) 265-3159
334 Highway 53 East , Dawsonville 30534