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“Ms. Toots was a beautiful person and we are blessed God put her in our lives. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Steven = Regina Halloway - TN

“Toots was always a favorite in the Tuskegee friends...the life of the party and could play boogie woogie on the paino as only she could do it...She...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Betty Johnson - Clanton, AL

“I did not have the privilege or working with Mrs. Crowder but I remebmer coming to library and I rember How nice she always was So Sorry ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Judy Hopwood - Columbia , TN

“Cile: My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know how very sorry I am. Love, Sherry ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Sherry Oody - Harriman, TN

“I was so sad to hear that Mrs. Crowder had passed. I worked with her in the 1980s at the MCPL. It was my first job and I like to think that she...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Leesa Harmon - Columbia, TN

“I loved Toots and have wonderful memories of her. I worked with her when I was a teenager in the mid-90's at the library. I remember how she use to...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Suzanne Livengood Huron - TN

“Cile, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. It is always hard to lose a parent, but especilly hard to lose Mom. I am here if you...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Betsy Flecher - Nashville, TN

“Cile: I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Sue Coleman Truelove Benson - TN

“I am praying for you and your family in your time of need. May God Bless you all. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Jeannetta Kimbro - co-worker

“Very sorry to hear about Mrs. Crowder passing - I didn't know about it until I read the paper on Sunday. Mrs. Crowder was one of my dearest...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Barry Blackburn - Columbia, TN

“On behalf of the staff of the Maury County Public Library, I'd like to extend my most heart-felt sympathies with the family of "Toots" Crowder. She...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Maury County Public Library - TN

“On behalf of the staff of the Maury County Public Library, I'd like to extend my most heart-felt sympathies with the family of "Toots" Crowder. She...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Maury County Public Library - TN

“On behalf of the staff of the Maury County Public Library, I'd like to extend my most heart-felt sympathies with the family of "Toots" Crowder. She...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Maury County Public Library - TN

“Cile, I am saddened to read of your mom's passing. Between your Dad's wit and your Mom's sweet personality, there was no question where your...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Tom Porter - Malibu, CA - Friend

“Cile and Bill - Bill and I were deeply saddened to learn of your Mom's passing. She was an important member of our extended family, and we were...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Patsy VanLandingham - Franklin, TN

“Our thoughts of you will always be in our hearts. You were a wonderful neighbor and friend. To Cile and Bill, thinking of you during this difficult...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Debbie and Andy McMahan


Lucile Hoffman "Toots" Crowder, 82, long-time resident of Oakdale Drive, died Friday, August 10, 2012 at Maury Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Polk Memorial Gardens with Rev. Tony Brown officiating. The family will visit with friends at graveside.
Born and reared in Macon County, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Charlie A. Hoffman and Bessie Twitty Hoffman. She was a 1948 graduate of Tuskegee High School in Tuskegee, Alabama and attended Auburn University.
She married William Haggard "Bill" Crowder, Jr. August 29, 1949. They were married for sixty years until his death June 16, 2010.
Mrs. Crowder served as assistant librarian at the Maury County Public Library from 1965 to 1995 and tutored Literacy Classes at Columbia State Community College for several years. She was an avid bridge player, loved to read and discuss politics with friends.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church and also attended St. Catherine Catholic Church for a number of years.
Survivors include her children, Cile Hoffman Crowder of Nashville and William George "Bill" (Ann) Crowder of Senoia, Georgia; brother-in-law, Wilson Crowder of Mobile, Alabama; cousins, Mary George Cook and Julie George Highsmith of Columbia, Beth George and Kay George Eysoldt of Cincinati, Ohio; aunts, Ellen Crowder and Edna Crowder of Lawrenceburg; uncle, Dr. C. D. George of Columbia; several other cousins. She was preceded in death by an aunt, Lucille Milam.
Honorary pallbearers include Peter Hudson, Page Chamberlain, Bob Sweeney, Gary C. Ledbetter, and Chip Taylor.
The family suggests memorials to Maury County Public Library, 211 West 8th Street, Columbia 38401. Notes of condolence may be extended at oakesandnichols.com. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements.

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