Edward C. "Buddy" Cromer

Friday, April 4, 2008

Edward C. Cromer

Mr. Edward C. "Buddy" Cromer, 79, of College Grove, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008.

Mr. Cromer was a native of Marshall County. He was retired from Dominion Bank in College Grove and was an active member of the College Grove United Methodist Church. He was a 50 year member of the College Grove Lions Club where he was a Melvin Jones Fellow, and was a member of Owen Hill Lodge #170 F & AM, the Scottish Rite and Al Menah Shrine Temple. Mr. Cromer was also instrumental in starting the College Grove Senior Center where he was an active Pedro player.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wallce and Virginia Alline Brown Cromer; and his brother, Bernie Cromer, who died last month.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Tom Cromer of College Grove; three sons, Ed (Connie) Cromer of Nashville, Jimmy Cromer of College Grove and Billy Cromer of Atlanta; sister, Hester Landis of Chapel Hill; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home, followed by burial in College Grove Cemetery. The pallbearers were Jeff and Joey Cromer; Miller Culberson; and Mr. Cromer's grandsons, Keith, Darrell, John and Will Cromer.