Rev. Dr. Raymond E. Crow

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The Rev. Dr. Raymond E. Crow
Aiken, SC - The Rev. Dr. Raymond E. Crow, 94, beloved husband of Odessa Dalton Crow, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
A native of Chesnee, SC, Dr. Crow was a son of the late F. H. and Alma Dobbins Crow. He was a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and earned his Doctor of Theology from Clarksville School of Theology in 1975. Dr. Crow spent 65 years in the ministry, serving as pastor of 9 churches in North and South Carolina. He was pastor of Redds Branch Baptist Church in Aiken from 1974 until 1980. He retired in 1984 and returned to Aiken. After retirement he served 24 interims in Aiken County, and he preached in 97 different churches. Dr. Crow was a member of Mission Dignity in Dallas, TX, an organization dedicated to assisting retired ministers and their spouses, and spent over 25 years promoting their program. He was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church and the Aiken Baptist Association.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 74 years, Odessa; three sons, Ray Crow (Judy), Shelby, NC, Rev. Tom Crow (Cathy), Aiken, Mike Crow (Linda), Springfield, AR; a son-in-law, Bob Hallford, Aiken; a brother, Johnny Crow, (Barbara), Asheville, NC; a sister, Doris Gilliland (Fred), Warner Robbins, GA; 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Dr. Crow was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Hallford; brothers, James Crow, Edward Crow, F. H. Crow, Jr.; sisters, Elizabeth Crow and Flora Hall.
The family will receive friends Thursday morning at Millbrook Baptist Church beginning at 11 o'clock. The funeral will follow at Noon with The Revs. Dr. Phillip Dunn and Brancie Stephens officiating. Entombment will follow in Southlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Rev. Stan Adams, Rev. Jordan Bird, Rev. Gary Farina, Rev. Marion Britton, Rev. Mike Bell and Rev. David Richardson. Honorary Pallbearers will be active and retired ministers of the Aiken Baptist Association.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mission Dignity (
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Sept. 21, 2016