Mrs. Irene Gentry Crowe, 96, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, February 3, 2013, at Hillview Health Center.
A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William and Cora Berry Gentry. She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton.
Mrs. Crowe was a graduate of the Watauga Academy. She had worked at several different department stores in Elizabethton. Until her illness she was an active member of Oak Street Baptist Church.
Mrs. Crowe was an excellent seamstress. She loved working in her garden, canning, cooking, and loved to quilt.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John W. Crowe; three brothers, Maynard, Harry and Robert Gentry; and two sisters, Dorothy Hammonds and Icle Nave.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Flora and Henry Joy, Johnson City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Cookie Crowe, Elizabethton, and Carey and Betty Crowe, Knoxville; four grandchildren, Kendra McPherson, Becky Jackson, Brian Crowe and David Crowe; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Wilma Shoun and Barbara Blevins; and her special friends, Shelby Medearis and Vi Watson.
Funeral services for Mrs. Crowe will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Interment will follow at Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Brian Crowe, David Crowe, Dustin Jackson, Robert McPherson, Peter Crowe, Sam Crowe, Alvin Woodby and Ben Watson. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the entire staff of Hillview Health Center for the excellent care our mother received. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Crowe to “We Love Our Church,” Oak Street Baptist Church, 804 Oak Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences to the Crowe family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.