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Dr. Loy Crowder

Obituary Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dr. Loy Crowder, age 95, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, at his residence.

Dr. Crowder was born February 5, 1920, in Polkville, North Carolina to the late Robert Perry and Margaret Cora Shufford Crowder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gene Crowder; sister, Ruth Wilson; grandson, Ryan Perry Crowder; and granddaughter, Anna Eloise Hall. Dr. Crowder was a graduate of Berry College, University of Georgia, and Cornell University. He was an active member of Homer United Methodist Church and a former Rotarian. Dr. Crowder was a United States Army Air Corp World War II Veteran. He was a retired professor of Agronomy, having taught at Cornell University for 20 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Eloise Cooper Crowder, Cornelia, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Judie and Fred Wendt, Alto, GA, Suzi and Randy Hall, Augusta, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Van and Patricia Crowder, Bethesda, MD; sisters, Linda Spangler, Fredericksburg, VA, Carole Lattimore, New Melle, MO; grandchildren, Nathan Crowder, Melissa Tymchuk, Frank Wendt, Mary Catherine Hall, Betsy Hall, Julietta Crowder; six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Homer United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim McLendon officiating. A private interment will follow.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in the Family Life Center at the Homer United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homer United Methodist Church, 141 Sycamore Street, Homer, GA 30547

Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel,1370 Industrial Blvd, Baldwin, GA 706-778-7123.

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Funeral Date
03/04/2015 at 12:00AM
Funeral Home
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel