Ms. Wilma Grace Creech, 93, of Hazlehurst, died June 13 after a short illness under the care of Community Hospice at Jeff Davis Hospital.
Ms. Creech was born Sept. 15, 1927, in Laurens County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace Hester and Neta Browning Hester; sisters, Estelle Cone, Vera Pittman, and Myrle Shoemaker; brothers, Horace Hester Jr. and Paul Hester; grandson, Paul Creech, and husband, Robert (Bob) Creech. Ms. Creech worked many years at Hazlehurst Manufacturing, Stardust Industries, Glenville Lingerie, Hazlehurst Mills, and ERO Industries, but her favorite of all jobs, was the time she spent working at WalMart, getting to greet and serve the customers within the community. She loved flowers, reading, was a great cook, loved working crossword puzzles and was a member of Union Springs Baptist Church.
She is survived by sons, Teddy Creech of Bloomingdale and Mike (Kim) Creech of Hazlehurst; grandsons raised by their grandmother, Tony Creech and Bobby Creech; sisters, Betty Sammons of Prattville, Ala., and Darlene Hayes of Sacramento, Calif.; brothers, Donnie Hester of McRae, and Ronnie (Joan) Hester of Towns; grandchildren, Angie Murphy, Renee Davis, Stormie King, Leah Creech and Tristan Blaylock; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Services were held June 16 at Union Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Merle Webster officiating.
Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Music was rendered by Sharon Ussery, John Austin and the congregation.
Wainright Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.