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Rev. Tony Crouch

Rev. Tony Ellis Crouch





Rev. Tony Ellis Crouch, 73, of 435 Hood Creek Road and husband of Mary Ann Phillips Crouch passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.


Born in Greenwood, he was the son of the late Joseph Ellis and Myrtis Nell Brewington Crouch. Tony pastored for over thirty-two years and most recently served as the Director of Missions for the Woodruff Baptist Association. He was involved in the Laurens and Woodruff communities with various organizations and civic groups. Tony was a member of Bellview Baptist Church in Woodruff.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Amy Crouch Mitchell and husband Joedy of Woodruff and Anna Paige Crouch of Laurens; and two grandchildren, Dillon Mitchell and Mary Ellis Mitchell.


A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, March 15, 2021, at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Laurens conducted by Rev. Carey Caldwell. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1:30 PM prior to the service. 


The family will be at the home. Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 810 Maxwell Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646.


The family respectfully request that everyone wear a mask and observe social distancing to create a safe environment for all.


Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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We are so sorry to hear of Pastor Tonys passing. Our family has many good memories of Tony as our Pastor. He baptized my husband and daughter. A godly man with a great big heart. Mary Ann, Amy, and Anna Paige, we will be lifting each of you and your families in our prayers. I think of what magnificent beauty Tony may be seeing today in heaven. Jesus, Our Savior and King!! Beauty all around, family and friends that have gone on before. Lots of people there because of him preaching the gospel. Thank you Crouch family for sharing your husband and Dad with us. Many thanks to God today for his life on this earth. We love you, Sharon and David

Sharon Sluder Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

Reverend Crouch was truly an inspiration to me over the years. From leading our church in mission trips to playing softball reverend crouch always was one to lookup to for me. Mr Crouch and girls, we will certainly be in prayers for your loss but thankful for the time with your husband!
Andy Humphries

Andy Humphries Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

Mary Ann and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our family will certainly be missing a special person in days to come. Tony was such a kind spirit with love for everyone. I still think of how much he reminds me of our dad. We are saddened for the loss but thankful for the blessing that he is now in the arms of the Father. With love and sympathy, Rance, Marcia & Leslie Bradley and David Crouch & Family.

Marcia Crouch Bradley Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

Mary Ann, I am so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. There are no words during this difficult time that actually take away the pain. But, know that you and your family are in my prayers. Tony was an amazing man and his legacy will live on for years to come. With love, Stephanie Cogsdale

Stephanie Cogsdale Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

So sad to hear of Tony's passing and really enjoyed being a part of one of the classes you guys taught at Bellview! Teresa and my prayers will be with y'all.
Jeff and Teresa Smith

Jeffery R Smith Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Tony Crouch

Doris Greene Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

To Mary Ann and family: I was saddened to learn of Tonys passing. Please know that Im thinking of you and praying for you now and in the days ahead. Hugs and love to each of you. Ann T. Poole

Ann T. Poole Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Mary Ann, Amy, AP and family,
Words are so inadequate. I just want to wrap my arms around you as you grieve over the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather. What a legacy this man has left behind. I wish I could say all the things he has done for and meant to us as a family...from being our pastor for so many years, to baptisms of children and one grandchild, to weddings, to numerous counseling sessions, mentoring and SO much more; but probably the dearest and most treasured to just being our FRIEND. Tony was always available any time we needed him. He will always be remembered by our family as a faithful, wonderful man of God, a bigger than life personality with his booming voice and laughter and someone who loved you no matter what. Thank you for sharing him with us for so many wonderful years. We will see you soon Tony. We know heaven is a little brighter just by having you there. We love you all! Laurie, Steve and Cohen Maness

Laurie Maness Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Tony Crouch

Beth Traynham Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

To Mary Ann and family. We were sorry to hear of Tony's passing. We pray that God will give you comfort during this difficult time.

Ronnie and Linda Rushton Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

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