Mrs. Gloria Ann Crumbley, 79, of Brunswick, died early Wednesday morning at her daughter’s residence, after an extended illness.

She was born in Douglas, Ga., to the late David Dewey Walker and Lila Hersey Walker. Mrs. Crumbley had made her home in Brunswick for the past 56 years. In Waycross, she worked for King Edward Cigar Factory and S.H. Kress, before moving with her husband to Brunswick. In Brunswick, she worked for JC Penney downtown and also in the Glynn Place Mall once the store was moved there. After her retirement from JC Penney, she enjoyed going to the beach, working with her ceramics and flowers, and entering her work in ceramic and floral competitions. More than anything, she loved her family and any time she was able to spend with them.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Eugene Crumbley; seven brothers, Doris Walker, Connie Walker, Curtis Walker, Wallace Walker, David Dewey Walker Jr., Dan Walker and Ed Walker; and five sisters, Margaret Walker, Faye Stice, Lynn Kasper, Letha Meeks and an infant baby sister.

Mrs. Crumbley is survived by three children, Susan Lamb and her husband, Billy, of Baxley, Theresa Lynn Collum and her husband, Tim, of Brunswick, and Bobby E. Crumbley Jr., and his wife, Kimberly, of Brunswick; 10 grandchildren, Lorri Ray and her husband, Ryan, Meredith Browning and her fiancé, Ron Bradt, John Thomas and his wife, Cassandra, Kayce Finan and her husband, Justin, Travis Collum and his wife, Danielle, Lex Collum and his wife, Kelli, Lily Anne Crumbley, Chloe Crumbley, Will Lamb and Pearce Lamb and his wife, Brittany; 13 great-grandchildren, Miranda Waldrip, Jazmine Perkins, Hannah Perkins, Christian Thomas, Adrian Thomas, Mason Thomas, Dalton Thomas, Dawson Thomas, Bryce Finan, Kiersley Finan, Kaydence Collum, Ella Kate Collum and Brody Collum; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Friday in Oakland Cemetery, 2410 Alice St., Waycross, GA 31501.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.

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