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Betty Carole Sobers Crawley

Betty Carole Sobers Crawley

Betty Carole Sobers Crawley, 44, died on Feb. 25, 2012, at Retreat Hospital, in Richmond, V. "BC," as everyone knew her, was born on April 16, 1967, in Albany, Ga. She was the daughter of the late Edward Kenneth Sobers and the late Catherine Webster Sobers.

BC is a native Georgian, but has lived in Virginia for the last 20 years. She worked in the food service industry and was closely associated with the VFW, Eagles and Shiners Clubs of America. BC was well-known for her work with the Masons and the Shiners and was herself a Rainbow Girl. BC is of the Episcopal Faith and was a member of St. Ann's Episcopal in Tifton, Ga.

She was known for her love of cooking and canning, especially when it involved the vegetables and fruits she grew in her own private garden.These activities were only made more pleasurable when her greatest joys, her children and husband, participated in them with her. Likewise, BC always looked forward to celebrating both new and old traditions, with her family and friends. Most people who knew BC, would describe her as a down-to- earth, simple Southern woman, who placed great emphasis on family unity and love.

With this being said, BC's passing could only be described as peaceful, and the family that she so cherished was there by her side until the very end. Despite her short life, BC has left an everlasting impact on those lucky enough to have met her, as her generous nature was extended to anyone in need.

She is survived by her children, Marria E. Fuller and Eric H. Jones, both of Richmond, Va., and husband, William Crawley, of Richmond Va.; brothers, Joe Sobers, of Morgan City, La., and Eric Sobers, of Newnan, Ga.; sisters, Liz Newman, of Savannah, Emma Gilliam, of Savannah, Elyse Sobers-Rice, of Villa Rica, Karen Farmer, of Blue Ridge, and Edith Couch, of Savannah, and several aunts, uncles and cousins; 17 nieces and nephews, and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Catherine Sobers, and beloved sister, Ellen Kay Sobers-Ring.

BC requested to be cremated and her memorial service will be held at Tara Garden Chapel at 681 North Ave, Jonesboro, Ga., 30236-2223, on Saturday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m.

This will be a candlelight service. Tara Garden Chapel is in charge of arrangements, (770) 471-7171. Online condolences may be made at taragardenchapelfuneralhome.com.