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 to the late Bert and Isabella (Izzie) Carter Crews.
Ardeth was preceded in death by husband Devoy F. Brooks; her parents; infant brother, Joseph E. Crews; four brothers and sisters-in-law, LB (Opal) Crews, Columbus (Martha) Crews, Paul (Pauline) Crews and Theodore (Nancy) Crews; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara (Wesley) Murray; sister, Amy Tomlinson; infant grandson, Bert C. Lyons; nieces, Judy Murray Cribb and Betty Jean Murray Daniels; and nephew, Fred Tomlinson.
She is survived by two sons, Clifford (Darlene) Thrift of St Marys and Richard (Cheryl) Barnard of Kingsland; two daughters, Diane (Dale) Lyons of Nahunta and Betty (Ray) Strickland of St Marys; three stepsons, James (Traci) Barnard of St Marys, Charles (Sherry) Barnard of Atkinson and Glenn Barnard of Folkston; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Neomia (Roger) Sundy of Stone Mountain; 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 11 grades were need for graduation, the following year the 12th grade was added. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Stars in St Marys and was a charter member of United Daughters of the Confederacy, The Lawton-Gordon-Evans Brigade in Waynesville. 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, grandsons-in-law Jason Wainright, Bo Lloyd and Derek Johnson.
A special thank you to Dr. George L. McCaskill, Jill Brand, R.N., Jessica O’Berry, CNA, and Rev. Gareth Allcott with the GHC Hospice for all their help.
There will be a graveside service at 3 p.m. Friday, April 24, at New Hope Cemetery in Hickox. Family will receive friends and relatives 30 minutes before the service. Rev. Terry Barnard will be officiating.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston.