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Lennie Graham Crews

Lennie Graham Crews, 79, of Sunset Beach, N.C. passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at New Hanover Medical Center, Wilmington, N.C.

He was born April 28, 1933 in Roxboro N.C. a son of the late Garland Mason Crews Sr. and Kate Lunsford.

Lennie was a graduate of Person County Schools and of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Lennie retired from the Department of Agriculture where he was a tobacco grader.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Those left to cherish his memories are wife Sally Wilson Crews; son Blake Crews of Durham, N.C.; daughters Leta (Jeff) Laugle of Virginia Beach, Susan (Bill) Jackson of Wilmington and Patti (Brent) Lyerly of Salisbury, N.C.; brother Ross “Bud” (Ann) Crews; and  sisters-in-law Nancy Crews and Dott Crews, all of Roxboro; grandchildren Andy Jackson and Anne Marie Jackson; great-grandchildren Skyler, Jayden and Rayland.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Pleasant Grove Church, 2154 Grove Church Road, Halifax, with a service following at 2 p.m. at the church with the Revs. Jonathan Turner and Cynthia Terry officiating. 

Full military honors will be conducted by the Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Church, 2154 Grove Church Rd., Halifax, VA 24558 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Crews family.  Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com