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Daughter of Area Founder H.B. Springs Passes



Mrs. Louise Crews

One of the foundational, builder family members of Myrtle Beach passed on May, 18th.  Legacy members of Myrtle Beach, like Mrs. Crews, are treasures.

The details of her wake and funeral can be found hereFrom

Louise Springs Crews
Myrtle Beach, SC

Louise Springs Crews, 97, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at her home.

She was born August 23, 1920, in Greenville, SC, the first child of General Holmes Buck Springs and Louise Wilson Springs. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Rowan D. Crews, three brothers, Dr. Holmes Springs, David Springs, Albert Springs, and sister, Alice “Tootsie” Donevant.


Louise and her family moved to Myrtle Beach in 1928. She graduated from Myrtle Beach High School in 1938, Columbia College in 1942, where she was voted Most Womanly. She taught first, second and third grades in Horry County for seventeen years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir for over fifty years, a lifetime member of the United Methodist Women, Louise Springs Unit, and was honored in 1995, for teaching Sunday School for fifty years. She was a member of the Columbia College Board of Visitors from 1985-1988, and was presented Columbia College Distinguished Alumna Award, May 20, 1995. Louise was Past President of Horry County Columbia College Club, past member of the Horry County Library and Chapin Memorial Library boards, member of Heritage and Nautilus Book Clubs and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

Survivors include two sons, George Marion Crews II and wife Sharon, of Gurley, Nebraska, Rowan D. Crews Jr. and wife Jan of Conway, SC, four grandchildren, Charles Rowan Crews, George Marion Crews III, Rebecca Lynn Dodge (Matt), Jason Rowan Crews, step-granddaughter, Christie Dickens (Gray) and step-great grandchildren, Grayson and Bowman Dickens, her brother, Wilson B. Springs (Sandy), sisters-in-law, Carmen Springs, An Springs, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Tuesday, May 22nd at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach. Burial will follow in Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 1306, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.
An online guestbook is available at



David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at


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