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Robert Edward ‘Bobby’ Crews

Mr. Robert Edward ‘Bobby’ Crews of 1067 Reaves Loop, Virgilina died Monday, April 22, 2013, at his home. He was born in Louisville, Ky. on April 27, 1949 and was 63 years of age. He was the son of the late Alonzo Merritt Crews Jr. and Ann Florine Nichols Crews and is survived by his wife, Gail Francis Crews.

Mr. Crews was a former member of Hyco Ruritan Club, American Legion Post 8, and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, survivors include one sister, Kimberly Crews Barker and Bennie of Hurt; two brothers, Billy Crews and Lisa of Scottsburg and Charles Merritt Crews of Nathalie; one daughter, Dana Spangler Roberts, and Christopher of Gum Spring; two grandsons, Aaron Wagstaff and Nathan Roberts, both of Gum Spring.

A graveside service with military rites will be held at Clover Cemetery on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Norman Talley officiating.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Wednesday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home.

Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.