Mary Ann Crowder

Mary Ann Hastings Crowder, 100, of Paris died Monday, May 20, 2019, at Paris Health Care Center.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Glynn Orr and Randy Kuykendall officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Rusty Evans, Scott Galindo, Vince Dodd, Mike Key, John Farris, Danny and Jimmy Paschall, and Donnie and Rob Woodard.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Union Church Cemetery northwest of Paris.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Crowder was born Feb. 4, 1919, in Henry County. She was the daughter of the late William and Lula Mae Walters Hastings.

She was married on Nov. 5, 1938, to James E. “Edd” Crowder, who preceded her in death on July 12, 1994.

She is survived by seven daughters: Iva Lou (Denton) Evans, Judy Shankle, Jeanette Dodd, Wilma Key, Donna (Terry) Farris and Alecia Galindo, all of Paris, and Eddlene (Tena) Spence of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Samuel Edward (Peggy) Crowder of Paris; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and four sisters-in-law: Lillian Hastings of Paris, Nira Crowder of Puryear, and Marjorie Ward and Maureen Evans, both of Memphis.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by three sons-in-law: Noah Paschall, Tommy Key and Albert Dodd; a sister, Lorene Richardson; and a brother, Berlie Hastings.

She was the oldest living member of Oak Hill and was Baptist by faith. She was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, cooking and taking care of her flowers and her family.

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