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Roland L. Crowder

October 16, 1937 — December 24, 2016

Roland L. Crowder

     ELLAVILLE, GA --- Mr. Roland L. Crowder, age 79, of Ellaville died Saturday morning, December 24, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in the Ellaville Cemetery.  Rev. Joel Smith will officiate.

      Mr. Crowder was born October 16, 1937 in Memphis, TX the son of Roy Crowder and Robbie Oeleta Summers Crowder.  He was retired Air Force Master Sgt. And worked sixteen years at the Marine Logistics Base in Albany, GA.  Mr. Crowder enjoyed old cars, and all types of electronics.  He also loved to make movies and was very handy.  He loved his family and especially the grandchildren.

     Mr. Crowder is survived by his wife, Doris Crowder; one daughter Nancy Staley of Columbus, GA; one son Jeffery Allen Crowder of Leesburg, GA, one brother and sister in law, Butch Summers and Linda of Phenix, Arizona, one brother in law, James Dupree of Sylvester, GA; one sister, Bobbie Jean and Art Cott of
Ridgecrest, GA; two sister in laws, Patricia Benton of Bronwood, GA and Carole Hill and husband John of Warner Robins, GA;  seven grandchildren, Alex Harbuck (Candice), Joseph Staley, Matthew Staley, Jeffery Crowder, Jr., Misty Dent (Clay),Carrie Crowder and Jasmine Crowder and ten great grandchildren also survive.

    Mr. Crowder was preceded in death by two sons, David Michael Crowder and Barry Eugene Crowder.

     In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ellaville Baptist Church, P OBox 325, Ellaville, GA 31806

     You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts and memories with the family of Mr. Crowder by visiting Watson-Giddens Funeral Home’s web site at

       Watson-Giddens Funeral Home of Ellaville, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Ellaville Cemetery

Ellaville, GA

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