Emma Lee “Kitty” Smalley McCrummen, 94, died Tuesday (Feb. 23, 2016) in Mobile, Ala.
She was born Dec. 17, 1921, in Ringling, Okla., and was reared on the V-8 Ranch, which was homesteaded by her paternal grandparents before Oklahoma was a state.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Finis Smalley, and her mother, Margaret Fagerquist Smalley (the daughter of Swedish immigrants), her first husband, Capt. Warren G. Collins, who was killed in service in 1943, and her husband of 67 years, Dr. Norman Henry McCrummen II, a son, Warren G. McCrummen, and her sister, Jurhee Katherine Smalley Foot.
She is survived by her son, Norman Henry McCrummen III (Nancy Rhodes); her daughter, Lynn McCrummen Johnson (C. Austin Johnson Sr.); her grandchildren, Warren Scott McCrummen, Stephanie Lynn McCrummen, John Martin McCrummen, Emily Austin Johnson Baker, Charles Austin Johnson Jr. and Margaret Ruth McCrummen Fowler; a daughter-in-law, Catherine Martin McCrummen; her brother, Clem Edward Smalley; and their sister, Marjorie Smalley Collins.
Affectionately called “Kitty” by her family and friends, she was valedictorian of her high school class and majored in music education in college. Her post graduate study was in organ performance. She was a recitalist of both piano and organ.
For six decades she taught piano, organ, voice and Scripture. She directed choirs, plays and musicals. She resigned as a full-time organist at the age of 87.
The love of her life was her husband of almost seven decades. They were opposites in personality but simpatico in everything else. For more than 60 years they were the closest of partners in the churches they served.
During their years in Marion, when Dr. McCrummen was president of Judson College, “Kitty” was the consummate hostess, a tireless worker on the campus grounds, a piano teacher and a role model for the young on how to live beautifully and fully and in service to God.
Her students adored her, and they, and all who knew her, will miss her.
A graveside service will be held in Montgomery, Ala., at Greenwood Cemetery, Saturday at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Judson College, 302 Bibb St., Marion, Ala. 36756.
Arrangements are by Ascension Funerals & Cremations, 1016 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, Ala.
‘Tommy’ A. Terrell
Thomas “Tommy” A. Terrell, 85, of Townsend, entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior early Tuesday morning (Feb. 23, 2016).
He was the son of the late Phillip Preston and Bertha Norine Terrell. He was the loving husband for 63 years to his wife, Faye Love Terrell.
He also served his country honorably in the United States Army. After being discharged from the service, he retired from CSX Railroad as a machinist with 42 years of employment. Then after his retirement, he moved from Waycross to Townsend.
He became the president of the local Farm Bureau. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 192 in Waycross, but attended the Live Oak Masonic Lodge No. 137 in Darien for the past several years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Darien.
The family will receive friends at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick this evening from 5 until 7 o’clock.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Huling and the Rev. William “Bill” Brown officiating. Stephanie Yawn will give a warm heartfelt eulogy.
Interment will follow the service in the Poppell Gardner Cemetery.
Active pallbearers serving will be Franklin Beecher, Todd Faircloth, Steven Yawn, Cord Boyette, Robert Parker, Glenn Townsend, Allen Keefer and Stan Wade. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge No. 192 and the Live Oak Masonic Lodge No. 137.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Bertha Norine and Phillip Preston Terrell, his brother, Phillip P. Terrell Jr., a daughter, Tommie Lynn Terrell Lynch.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Faye Love Terrell; two daughters, Phyllis Terrell and Terri T. Parker (Robert); two granddaughters, Stephanie Yawn (Steven) and Asia Boyette (Cord); four great-grandchildren, Korianne Alise Yawn, Kloie Adair Yawn, Katelynn Annabelle Yawn and Cam Axel Boyette; a sister, Eloise Terrell Hulett; four sisters-in-law, Janel Harrison, Jeanette Love, Charlotte Peavey and Betty Keefer (Allen); and several nieces and nephews.
He enjoyed walking in the woods and sitting down by a tree to observe all of God’s creations around him. He loved his family and had a special bond with each of them. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. However, his family will have many fond memories to cherish for years to come.
Arrangements are entrusted into the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home www.edomillerandsons.com
PATTERSON — Franklin Crawford, 72, a native of Patterson, passed away Sunday (Feb. 21, 2016) at St. Vincent’s Medical Hospital South, Jacksonville, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Nora Crawford, and daughter, Kim Godwin.
He is survived by his sisters, Alene Crawford, Joan (Paul) Lyle, Lawanna (John) Sumner, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Nell Dixon, of Blackshear; granddaughter, Brittany (Zach) Currie; four nieces; two nephews; and several cousins.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Patterson, with the Rev. Derwin Griffin and the Rev. I.B. Boyette officiating.
Iva Lee Aldridge
A memorial service for Iva Lee Aldridge was held Wednesday afternoon at the graveside in Thomas Cemetery with the Rev. Clyde Hames and Henry Aldridge officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.