SHELBY-Mrs. Doris Wilkes Crowe, 91, of 923 Thore Road, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
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A native of Houston County, Ga., she was born April 1, 1921, daughter of the late Samuel Rueben and Sallie Langston Wilkes. She was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church for 63 years.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William James Crowe; four brothers, Fred, Roy, and Reubon Wilkes, all of Ga., and Robert Wilkes of Shelby; one sister, Bertha Wilkes of Georgia; and her son-in-law, Larry J. Hamrick of Shelby.
She is survived by two sons, James W. Crowe of the home, and William David Crowe and wife Dottie of Rock Hill, S.C.; two daughters, Iris C. Beam and husband Wayne E., and Patricia C. Hamrick, all of Shelby; seven grandchildren, Jeff Beam, Russell Beam, Rocky Hamrick, all of Shelby, Jonathan and Matthew Crowe of Matthews, Michelle Hamrick Varner and husband Keith of Boiling Springs, and Jana Beam Burgess and husband Roy of Newton; six great-grandchildren, Savannah Bass of Concord, Sara Beth Beam of Shelby, Kyndall Wells, Karsen Wells, Khandler Burgess and Korben Burgess of Newton; one great-great-grandson, Riley Helms of Concord; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, and other times at the home of her daughter, Pat, at 802 Poplar Springs Church Road, Shelby.
Funeral Service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home chapel, Shelby
Officiated By: The Rev. Shane Kirby and the Rev. Keith Dixon
Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park, following the service
Funeral Home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Flint Hill Baptist Church, 2207 Flint Hill Church Rd., Shelby, N.C. 28152
Online Condolences: www.claybarnette.com
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
1401 West Dixon Boulevard Shelby, NC 28152
Published in Shelby Star on Apr. 2, 2013