Betty Lou Crabtree was born October 31, 1934 and departed her
earthly shell on May 31, 2017 reaching the age of 82.
She was the second oldest of eight children born to the late Walter and Maude Denney. She met her husband of 68 years, Oakley Crabtree, at church. They were married on November 5, 1949, she being 15, and him 18. At age 15 she had her first child.
They were blessed with four childrenMary (Howard) Souders, Oakley Jr. (Rebecca) Crabtree, Jerry (Patricia) Crabtree, and Shawn (Krista) Crabtree; seven grandchildren Mary's childrenJarritt Sharpe, Michelle (Randy) Morrow, Jason Sounders; Oakley Jr.'s childrenJosh (Sara) Crabtree, Adam (Amanda) Crabtree; Jerry's childKirkland Crabtree and Shawn's childAustin Crabtree; and six great-grandchildren Jarritt's childrenChayton and Cade Sharpe, Michelle's childTanner Morrow, Josh's childrenSylvia and Eli Crabtree and Adam's childHarper Boneta.
She was preceded in death by two sistersGoldie Hancock and Joyce Creason.
She is survived by her husband, all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sistersJudy Jones, Jewell Roberts, Linda Wasson; and two brothersWendell Denney and James Denney.
She was a faithful member of the Cooper Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jimmy Dishman officiating. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery on Cooper View Road.
Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published on June 6, 2017