Wilma T. Cripps (HARLEM, Ga.)

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HARLEM, Ga. - Mrs. Wilma Thelma Cripps, 65, wife of beloved husband Lemuel Odell Cripps, entered into rest Friday, September 21, 2007 at her residence. Services will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethesda Baptist Church with the Reverend Sonny Serigney and Dr. Dean Watson officiating. Interment will be in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens, Thomson, Ga. Mrs. Cripps was a native of Greeneville, Tennessee and lived in Harlem most of her life. She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church, a volunteer at Doctor's Hospital, and a former employee of the Thomson Company in Harlem. Mrs. Cripps was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Mattie Keller and mother-in-law, Lillie Z. Cripps. Survivors include her husband, Lemuel Odell Cripps; and two daughters, Gwen Dick of Needham, Indiana and Laura Cripps of Harlem; seven brothers, Lynn Keller and Buddy Keller of Harlem, Harvey Gene Hayes, Vester Hayes, and Maxie Hayes of Blythe, Ga., Jessie Hayes of Oklahoma, Nathan Hayes of Siloam, Ga.; three sisters, Reba Lyons, Thomson, Ga., Wanda Nay of Acworth, Ga., and Grace Mysinger of Greeneville, Tenn.; and one granddaughter, Anna Dick. Pallbearers will be Carroll Justice, Kenneth Justice, Larry Cripps, Angle Ortiz, A.J. Ortiz, and Chris Keller. Friends may call at the residence. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at Starling Funeral Home, Hwy. 78, Harlem, Ga. - Email condolence to the family at starling@familink.com. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-September 24, 2007


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