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Estelle Reaves Crews, 88, of Burgaw, N.C., passed gently from her earthly life on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Pender Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 13, 1928, in Sampson County, the daughter of the late Elisha and Tempie Cobb Reaves. She also was preceded in death by her husbands, John Oliver Faircloth and Clifford Crews; and her son, John Faircloth Jr.

For many years she was a faithful member of Gateway Community Church (formerly Burgaw Holiness Church). She lived her life with God as her guide. She loved her Lord, her family and her friends. She always had a smile on her face, a hand stretched out to help others and a heart ready to show the love of Christ within her. Her sweet spirit will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her sons, Elisha “Nick” Faircloth (Iletta), David Faircloth, Donald Faircloth (Teresa) and Ronald Faircloth (Laverne); her daughter, Shirley Batton (Charles); her stepson, Louise Faircloth; her stepdaughter, Marie Crews; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, 308 W. Fremont St., Burgaw, N.C.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Burgaw Cemetery, with the Rev. Ted Mercer officiating.