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Obituaries — Aug. 10 issue


Henry “Hank” Edward Crabtree, aka Edward Henry Crabtree, 84, of Sun City, Ariz., passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022.

He was born at Valley Head, Ala., on June 29, 1938. He was the fourth child of Lorabell Blansit and Clarence E. Crabtree. Hank served in the Air Force from 1955-1965 when he was honorably discharged. He was sergeant in charge of building maintenance of Pease Air Force Base field maintenance. He was also in the U.S. Army Reserves for 15 years in the motor battalion and the in the combat support hospital. His last call to active-duty was Desert Storm. Hank was a man of many talents. He could fix about anything. He enjoyed working with wood, fishing, softball and baseball. He was a member of the Arizona Hospital Engineers Association, American Hospital Engineers Association, and Lion’s Club.

He was preceded in death by parents, Lorabell (Blansit) and Clarence Crabtree; brothers, James, Boyd, and Frank Crabtree; sister, Faye Harris.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Crabtree; sons, Shane and Corey Crabtree; three step-children, Sandi Bambulas, Richard and Rodney Elm; grandsons, Dakotah and Caleb; four step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren; three sisters and three brothers.

A Celebration of Life was at Lakeview Recreation Center in Sun City, Ariz. Interment was at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (Veteran).

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, Peoria, Ariz.



Carolyn Ann Deakins, 58, of Trenton, passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2022.

Carolyn was born Sept. 28, 1963, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Richard and Betty Raines. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren who affectionately called her “Nana.” She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her daughters, Sarah and Betty Deakins; son, Edward (Martha) Deakins; grandchildren, Lexi, Mason, and Allison Deakins; and brother, Dewayne Eddie (Chris) Raines.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 3 in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home. Interment was at Gib Dock Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses.

Visit www.MooreFHS.coom to share expressions of sympathy and view her memorial tribute.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Lynne “Pat” Martin, 80, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022.

She was born Aug. 12, 1941, in Bryant, Ala., to the late Doyce and Bonnie Lynnie Price. Pat loved life, music, laughter but most of all her son, Kevin. She was a long-time member of Floral Crest Seventh Day Adventist Church. For all of those who knew Pat and her love of happy times, we know she looks forward to one day doing “The Happy Dance” with all of us in Heaven.

Survivors include her son, Kevin Martin of Walla Walla, Wash.; sister, Dana (Mark) Poulton; brothers, Edward Lebron (Darlene) Price and D.E. Elwin (LaWanda) Price; five nieces and nephews; three great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 7 in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Leon Wade and Brother Steve Wade officiating. Interment was at Floral Crest Cemetery.

Visit to share expressions of sympathy and view her memorial tribute.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.



Richard Earl Vann, 86, of Bryant, Ala., passed away Saturday, Aug. 6. 2022.

He was born March 20, 1936, in Bryant, Ala., to Wendell and Lois Vann. Richard was a well–loved staple in the community that you would often find playing cards and cracking jokes at the local senior center. He enjoyed music and was able to play multiple instruments. Richard was one of the hardest working people you could meet, and was a member of the Iron Workers Local 704. He always made time for family and friends and was always ready to go on another adventure even if it was just to carry Lucille’s tripod. He was never one to meet a stranger and enjoyed going to new places, meeting new people and having new experiences. Above all else Richard loved his family most.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Wilma Dalton and Beatrice Smith; brother Eugene Vann.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Vann; sons, Richard Vann Jr., and Thomas Vann; daughters-in-law JoAnn Vann and Cindy Vann; granddaughter, April Humbred; grandson-in-law Jon Humbred and great-granddaughter, Joslyn Humbred; brothers, John Vann, Garvin Vann, Jerry Vann and David Vann.

Private family graveside services were Monday, Aug. 8 at Reeves Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Lora Lee York, 85, of Trenton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.

She was raised in Long Island, Ala., before marrying and becoming a life-long resident of Dade County.  She and her late husband owned York’s Grocery on Highway 301 and York’s Grocery #2 in the New Home community.  Lora Lee was a member of Straightway Baptist Church and was devoted to her family, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph “Bud” York; parents, James and Mary White; son, Ricky York; brothers, Raymond and Herschel White; sisters, Faye Cooper, Nina Ruth Clark, Nellie Maxwell, and Patricia Barnett; daughter-in-law, Karen York.

Survivors include her sons, Roger York, Randy (Lisa) York, and Shannon (Michele) York; daughters, Gayla (Larry) Gass and Tammy (Bruce) Cooper; daughter-in-law, Vicky York; sister, Velma (Paul) Malone; 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 7 in the funeral home chapel of Ryan Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Bone officiating. Interment was in Straightway Cemetery, Bryant, Ala.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

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