Phil Hall Crawford, 91, resident of 262 Crawford Rd. Due West died Tuesday Nov. 7, 2006 at the Hospice House of the Piedmont in Anderson, SC.
Born in Due West, SC he was a son of the late Jesse Arthur and Lyda Hall Crawford.
He was a Graduate of Erskine College with a AB Degree in Education and received his Masters Degree at Mercer University in Macon, GA.
Phil was a United States Army veteran where he was a 1st LT. and served in overseas tours in North Africa and Italy for 21/2 years.
Phil was a retired educator in the public school system in Georgia for 34 years having taught in Thomaston and Griffin, Georgia public schools. He lived in Yatesville, Georgia for over 40 years and served on the town council as town clerk for 34 years. He was a former member of Yatesville Baptist Church were he served as Sunday School Director for 30 years. He was also Vacation Bible School Director for 26 years and a deacon for 22 years. He also served as the church clerk and treasurer during that period.
After retiring he moved back to his home in Due West, SC. He became a member of Little River Baptist Church for 22 years and was also a former deacon and served as a sunday school teacher for the Men's Bible Class. He also taught Sunday School at Quiet Acres Retirement Home in Hodges, SC.
He is survived by 2 daughters Phyllis Dhuyvetters of Decatur, GA; Sandra Collins of Due West and Tucker, GA and Remer Collins of Metter, GA; 1 sister Frances Sloan of Due West, SC;3 grandchildren Ben and his wife Jennifer of Decatur, GA, Christian Collins and Bruce of Honolulu, HI, Ashley and Jay Capri of Duluth, GA; 5 great-grandchildren Benjamin, Andersen, Jubal, Anna and Lily.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday Nov. 10, 2006 at 11:00 AM from Little River Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Morrison officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The body is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home. The family will recieve friends from 10:00 until 11:00 AM Friday morning at Little River Baptist Church prior to services.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Upstate 1835 Rogers Rd. Anderson, SC 29621 or to Little River Baptist Church 2847 Keowee Road Honea Path, SC 29654.