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>Mrs. Myrle CREWS / AYCOCK - 78 -
FORT MEADE - Mrs. Myrle Crews Aycock, age 78, of Fort Meade, FL, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009, at her home,
She was born January 30, 1931 in Gainesville, FL to the late
Jackson & Emma Crews. She graduated from Fort Meade High School in 1949 and married Charles W. Aycock soon after; a marriage that lasted nearly 52 years. She retired from the Polk County Tax Collection Agency, after 12 years of dedicated service. Myrle was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Meade where she sang in the choir for 46 years, worked with the children of the church and reveled in decorating the church on special holidays. Myrle was an avid supporter of the First United Methodist Children's Home in Enterprise, FL. Always putting her family ahead of herself, she never tired of looking after and caring for both her immediate and extended family. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and reading; especially the Bible.
addition to her husband, survivors include two Sons: Dwayne & wife Suzanne Aycock of Lakeland and Dale Aycock of Bowling Green; One Sister, Mary Martin of Homeland & one Brother Earl Crews of Lakeland; Four Grandchildren: Shona Tucker of Wauchula, Sharla & husband Joshua Adams of Fort Meade, Kyle and Amy Aycock of Lakeland, and Five Great Grandchildren.
 Arrangements are being handled by McLean Funeral Home, 306 East Broadway, Fort Meade, FL, where the family will receive friends Tuesday, February 24, 2009.
 Funeral service will be at First United Methodist of Fort Meade, Wednesday, February 25, 2009 , Rev. Vincent Price officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Meade.
 WINTER HAVEN - Mr. Earl Crews, 86, passed away Sun., July 3, 2011 after a lengthy illness involving complications from Parkinson's Disease. Earl was a longtime resident of Fort Meade before moving to Winter Haven, and he was a WW II U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Philippines. He retired over 25 years ago after over 35 years of employment with IMC Phosphate. Earl and his wife attended Winter Haven First Church of God for many years and previously Fort Meade First Church of God. He was a very loving husband and father, and was fiercely loyal and protective of his family and his faith in God. He had a heart of gold and was always there to lend a helping hand to those in need.
 Earl was preceded in
death by his father and stepmother, Jack and Emma Crews, five brothers and sisters, and his loving wife of 64 years, Lila Rea Crews who just passed away on May 17th.
 He is survived by his son an
d daughter-in-law, Ron and Maureen Crews,Mulberry, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Chuck Albritton, Duluth, GA; granddaughters, Ashlie Albritton Zusi and husband Russ, Kristin Albritton Rosado, Monica Griffin, Brandy Griffin; great-grandsons, Andrew and Davis Zusi; sister, Mary Martin; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held, Tues., July 5, 2011 with funeral services following at Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade 863-285-8171  ( Ledger on July 4, 2011 )

>LILA REA CREWS -  81 - SunTrust Bank - wife of Earl Crews- above
WINTER HAVEN - Mrs. Lila Rea Crews, 81, passed away Tues., May 17, 2011 at Winter Haven Hospital due to heart failure.
Mrs. Crews was born on July 12, 1929 in Fort Meade, where she was a longtime resident, before moving to Winter Haven, FL several years ago. She was a retired loan officer for SunTrust Bank, and spent many years working in the Fort Meade branch. Mrs. Crews was a member of the First Church of God, Winter Haven, FL where she served as church treasurer. She was a former member of Fort Meade First Church of God where she and her husband served as youth leaders and Sunday School teachers for many years. Mrs. Crews was also a graduate of Fort Meade High School, class of 1947.
 Mrs. Crews was preceded in death by her sister, Irene Hancock.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Earl Crews, Winter Haven, FL; son, Ron Crews and wife Maureen, Mulberry, FL; daughter, Penny Crews Albritton and husband Chuck, Deluth, GA; grandchildren, Ashlie A. Zusi and husband Russ, Kristin Albritton Rosado; great-grandchildren, Andrew Zusi and Davis Zusi; nephews, Wally Hancock and wife Nancy, Chip Tompkins and wife Karol; niece, Cennetta Reynolds and husband Bill.
Visitation will be held Thurs., May 19, 2011 at Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade. Funeral services will be Fri., May 20, 2011 at the Hancock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alan Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Meade. Condolences may be sent at – 863-285-8171 – Ledger, May 19, 2011
HOMELAND - Mary O. Martin, died Sunday, September 9, 2012, due to complications of a stroke at Palm Terrace of Lakeland. Born December 15, 1932 in Jacksonville, FL. Mrs. Martin attended public schools in Fort Meade, moving to Homeland with her husband in 1950. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist of Homeland and Polk County Hi
storical Society.
 Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. "Bob" Martin and daughter, Jean Brown.
Mary is survived by two daughters: Joy Cantwell & husband William of Savannah, GA and Jan Fussell & husband Herman of Englewood, FL; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren & 3 great great grandchildren.
y will receive friends Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 6-8 PM, at McLean Funeral Home, Fort Meade.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 13, 2010 at the First Baptist Church, 208 Church St, Homeland.
Interment will follow at Homeland Cemetery ( The Ledger, Sept. 11, 2012 )
Mary Olive Crews married Robert Eugene "Bob" Martin in Polk County,Fl. on June 18, 1950
PLANT CITY - Mary Louise Crews (Gwaltney) went to be the Lord on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the age of 85, from heart failure.
She is survived by her 3 daughters Mary Loper, Denise Chandler, Tami Best and many grand and great grand children, whom she loved dearly.
 Funeral services will be held 11 am Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in the chapel of Wells Memorial Funeral Home, 1903 W. Reynolds Street, Plant City, FL.
Interment will follow in Mt. Enon Cemetery. The Family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.- Ledger, Monday, June 3, 2013
>FRANCES M. CREWS – 62 - Homemaker - (daughter of Denzel & Dovie Crews)
BEREAH, FL. - Frances M. Crews, age 62, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011 of heart failure.
She was born in Avon Park, Florida on June 10, 1949 to Denzel and Dovie (Bennett) Crews. She was a homemaker, member of the Athens Baptist Church, and a lifelong resident of Bereah, Florida.
 She is survived by her father Denzel H. Crews of Bereah, Florida; brother Horace Crews (Deborah) of Bereah, Florida; nephews Nathan Crews (Tina) of Bereah, Florida and Denny Crews of Ft. Collins, Colorado; 2 great nieces and 1 great neph-ew.
 Funeral Services will be Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Athens Baptist Church with Rev. J.L. Howard officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. Interment will be in the Corinth Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, Florida.
 – Ledger, July 16, 2011 
POLK CITY - God gained another Angel on April 4, 2013. Mr. Dewitt Crews died after a courageous battle with cancer.
Dewitt was born on January 22, 1939, to Sim & Irene Crews. He was a
U.S. Air Force
veteran and owner/operator semi-truck driver. He really enjoyed life & lived it to the fullest. His many hobbies included cooking for friends & family, hunting, traveling, wood working, bird watching & gardening. He was admired & loved by many. He had a heart of gold & would give someone the shirt off of his back if they needed it.
 Dewitt will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Sandra Moore Crews, children Donna Hood, Elizabeth "Beth" Wilson (Charlie), Kenny Crews (Pamela). In addition, he is survived by former wife & mother of his children Joan Mong Gentry, brother Neil Crews, sister Francis Crews, grandchildren Brittanie (Justin) Dann, Bryan Wilson, Brandon (Ashlee) Brun-elle, Kayla, Angela (Stacy) Leggs, Kenneth, Cody, Sarah, Bentlee, Noah, McKenzie & Gray, great grandchild Austin Eisenhour.
 He is predeceased by parents Sim & Irene Crews, siblings Stella Mae, Evelyn, Gwendolyn, Everett, Bill, Joe, & Eddie, grandchild Eva Faith Sharber.
A celebration of life memorial service/dinner will be held at 2504 Lake Myrtle Drive, Auburndale, FL, on April 14, 2013. -
Ledger, April 7, 2013
>CREWS, Denzel H., age 94 - (husband of Dovie Crews)
Lake Wales- Denzel passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 in Lake Wales, Florida. Mr. Crews was born in Bereah, Florida on August 28, 1918 to Harry Lester and Nora (Lanier) Crews. He was a Rancher and Farmer, served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II; he was a member of Athens Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Bereah, Florida.
 He is survived by his daughter-in-law-Deborah Crews of Bereah, Florida; brother-Howe Crews of Avon Park, Florida; grandchildren-Denny Crews of Ft. Collins, Colorado and Nathan Crews (Tina) of Bereah, Florida; great grandchildren-Emily, Garrett and Gracie.
 Mr. Crews was preceded in death by his wife-Dovie Crews, daughter-Frances M. Crews and son-D. Horace Crews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Athens Baptist Church with Rev. Jay Howard officiating. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home - Avon Park -, April 2, 2013
>CREWS, D. Horace, 65 - (Son of Denzel & Dovie Crews- Brother of Frances M. Crews)
Sebring, Fl. - Horace passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Sebring, Fla. He was born in Dothan, Ala., July 28, 1945, to Denzel H. and Dovie (Bennett) Crews. He was a lifelong rancher in the Bereah Community, raising cattle and growing citrus; attended Athens Baptist Church; and was a lifelong resident of Bereah, Fla.
 He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Deborah Crews of Bereah; sons, Denny Crews of Fort Collins, Colo., and Nathan Crews (Tina) of Bereah; father, Denzel H. Crews of Bereah; and three grand-children, Gracie, Emily and Garrett.
Funeral services will take place Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Avon Park, with the Rev. J.L. Howard officiating.
The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. > Interment will be in the Corinth Cemetery. -Memorial contributions may be made to Athens Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Fla.  -, July 21, 2011
>ROBERT DENCIL LAKE - 60 - Electrician - (Brother of Frances E. Crews )
Babson Park- Robert Dencil Lake, 60,  passed away Sunday, November 11, 2007 due to heart failure at his home.
Born March 25, 1947 in Lakeland, FL; he was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a electrician and a member the R.R.P.O.A., the V.F.W., and the N.R.A. He was also a volunteer fire fighter for the Department of Forestry.
 Robert was preceded by his grandson, Steven Tyler Davis; sister, Frances E. Crews; and parents, Homer D. & Sadie Lake.
 Survivors include his daughters, Janis D. Davis of Haines City; Karen Ann Lake of Lakeland; brothers, Henry Lake of Lake Wales; Franklin Lake of Lakeland; sisters, Martha Angold of Lake Wales; Effie Craddick of Lakeland; Cathy Collins of Avon Park; grandchildren, James Austin Davis; Daniel Robert Davis; Stephanie Lee Davis; Robert Lee Drake; Carter "CJ" Balkum; several nieces & nephews and an abundance of close friends.
The family will be receiving friends, Saturday, November 17, 2007 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales.-
Ledger, November 14, 2007
>MRS. FRANCES ELAINE LAKE CREWS – 49 -  Food Service Worker - (daughter of Homer & Sadie Lake)
LAKELAND -- Mrs. Frances Elaine Lake Crews of Lakeland died of cancer Sunday (Oct. 26, 2003) at home. She was 49. Born in Nutterfort, W. Va., on May 10, 1954, she came to Polk County at an early age. She was a food service worker and a homemaker.
 Mrs. Crews is survived by her husband, Robert Crews; father, Homer Lake, Haines City; son, Jason Crews, Lakeland; brothers, Robert Lake, Babson Park, Henry Lake, Lake Wales, Franklin Lake, Winter Haven; sisters, Martha Angold, Lake Wales, Effie Craddick, Lakeland, Cathy Collins, Avon Park. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Lake Wales. - Ledger, October 28, 2003
>LAKE, HOMER D. - 86 -Security Guard –(father of Frances E. Crews)
April 28, 1921 – July 16, 2007
WINTER HAVEN--Homer D. Lake, 86, of Winter Haven died Monday, July 16, 2007 at Winter Haven Hospital. Born April 28, 1921 in Wheeling, WV; he came here from West Virginia in 1956. He was a retired security guard. He was of the Protestant faith and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

 Mr. Lake was preceded in death by his wife, Sadie Inez Lake in 1996, and his daughter, Frances E. Crews.
Survivors include his daughters, Martha Angold of Lake Wales; Effie Craddick of Lakeland; Cathy Collins of Avon Park; sons, Robert Lake of Babson Park; Henry Lake of Lake Wales; Franklin Lake of Lakeland; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales. –Ledger, July 18, 2007

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