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Ethel Ruth Crabtree

July 19, 1941 - October 26, 2021

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“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord” 2 Corinthians 5:8

YUMA, VA. – Ethel Ruth Crabtree, age 80, of Yuma, VA, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, following a brief illness.

Ruth was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County, TN and Scott County, VA. She was a member at Pink Hill Church and attended Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Merlin Crabtree; son, Wayne “Ninnie” Crabtree; parents, Ernest, and Ethel Fansler; sister, Shirley Winegar; daughter-in-law, Diane Crabtree and special aunt, Dorothy Johnson.

Survivors include her children, David Crabtree, Steve Crabtree (Kim), Carolyn Crabtree (Tony), and Brandon Crabtree (Amanda); grandchildren, Caleb Crabtree (Rachel and Shane), Jacob Crabtree (Lauryn), and Heather Crabtree; her best little buddy, Macy; special cousin, Arlis Johnson that she loved like a brother; special nieces and nephew, Sandy Bellamy, Tina Manis, Jody Winegar, and their families; as well as several other nieces and nephews that she loved like her own children.

Calling hours are from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, October 29, 2021, at Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home and anytime at her residence. The funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sam Newland, and Rev. Mike Malone officiating. Music will be provided by Sandy Bellamy, Tina Manis, Landon Bellamy, and Tim Thacker. Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 11:00 am at Bethel Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:00 am to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Crabtree, Caleb Crabtree, Arlis Johnson, Joe Williams, Jody Winegar, Aaron Kilgore, Tony Fugate, and Tommy Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Dorman and Doc Hensley.

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