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    - Tabitha and Reagan Crowder
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Virginia Callis Crowder, 86, daughter of the late John R. and Bertha Hines Callis, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at her residence in Sutherland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Hugh Watkins Crowder, and daughter, Linda Lee Crowder. Virginia was a member of Ocran United Methodist Church for most of her adult life. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her sons, Hugh Watkins Crowder Jr. and his wife, Ruthann, and John Wrenall Crowder and his wife, Theresa; grandchildren, Franklin Lee Crowder and his wife, Carly, John Michael Crowder and his wife, Sheri, Tara Crowder Forsman and her husband, Mike, and Mark Watkins Crowder and his wife, Tabitha; niece, Sandra Lynn Callis and Kim; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the day shift nurses and physical therapists at Dinwiddie Health and Rehab for their excellent care while Virginia was there. Also, her two special nurses at SRMC, Jesse and Crystal, for their above and beyond care while Virginia was a patient there.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Ocran United Methodist, Sutherland, Va. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Virginia faithfully donated to her church and would encourage that contributions be made to Ocran United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 309, Sutherland, VA 23885. Condolences may be registered at
Published in The Progress-Index from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2013