LULA - Calvin S. Crocker, 92, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at his residence.
Born on May 11, 1919, he was the son of the late James Dayton and Ollie Parker Crocker. Mr. Crocker was a member of Mt. Sinai Congregational Holiness Church and was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills. He was a lifelong resident of Banks County and a United States Army veteran who fought on the front lines in Germany during World War II. Mr. Crocker was an evangelist who enjoyed reading his Bible, fellowshipping with others and gardening. Mr. Crocker was also preceded in death by a son, Stanley Wayne Crocker; sisters, Mary Tims, Lanora Groover, Winnie Crocker; and brothers, Coy Lee Crocker and Laster Crocker.
Survivors include wife, Rachel Elizabeth Sartin Crocker of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Swayne and Willie Mae Crocker, Cornelia, and Ronnie and Nancy Crocker, Cornelia; daughters and sons-in-law, Evalene and Lewis Davidson, Brenda and Arthur Arrowood, Magalene and Samuel Pruitt; daughter-in-law, Jeanette Duncan Crocker, Lula; sister, Cara MaeEdison, Dacula; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 12, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with the Revs. Deron Crocker, Tracy Davidson, and Todd Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Sinai Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery with full military honors provided by the American Legion Post #84, Rabun County DAV Chapter #15 and Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Pkwy.; Suite 222, Gainesville, GA 30501.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.