On April 21, 2020 Isabelle Ardeth Crews Brooks 88 went to be in the presence of the King of Kings. Ardeth was born on March 7, 1932 in Folkston GA to the late Bert & Isabella (Izzie) Carter Crews.
Ardeth was preceded in death by husband Devoy F. Brooks, her parents, infant brother Joseph E. Crews, 4 brothers & sisters in law, LB (Opal) Crews, Columbus (Martha) Crews, Paul (Pauline) Crews, Theodore (Nancy) Crews, sister & brother in law Barbara (Wesley) Murray, sister Amy Tomlinson, infant grandson Bert C. Lyons and nieces Judy Murray Cribb, Betty Jean Murray Daniels and nephew Fred Tomlinson.
She is survived by two sons Clifford (Darlene) Thrift of St Marys, Richard (Cheryl) Barnard of Kingsland. Two daughters Diane (Dale) Lyons of Nahunta, Betty (Ray) Strickland of St Marys. Three Step sons James (Traci) Barnard St Marys, Charles (Sherry) Barnard, Atkinson, and Glenn Barnard of Folkston. Eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one sister Neomia (Roger) Sundy of Stone Mountain, GA, and many nieces and nephews and numerous extended family members.
In 1949 Ardeth was a member of the graduating class from Charlton County High School where only eleven grades were need for graduation, the following year the twelfth grade was added. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Stars, St Marys, GA and was a Charter member of United Daughters of the Confederacy, The Lawton-Gordon-Evans Brigade in Waynesville, GA. She was an avid reader and loved to crochet. She was of the Baptist faith.
Pallbearers are grandsons David Strickland, Casey Strickland, great grandsons Austin Wainright, Gavin Wainright, Logan Carper, grandson in laws Jason Wainright, Bo Lloyd, Derek Johnson.
A Special thank you to Dr. George L. McCaskill, Jill Brand, RN, Jessica O’Berry, CNA, and Rev Gareth Allcott with the GHC Hospice for all their help.
There will be a graveside service on Friday April 24th at 3pm at New Hope Cemetery in Hickox GA. Family will receive friends and relatives 30 minutes before the service. Rev. Terry Barnard will be officiating.
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