Funeral  services  for  Mrs. Mary Crabtree Strang,  88,  of
Gainesboro, Tennessee,  will  be  held  at  1 P.M. on Thursday,
April 7, 2011, at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro,  TN.  Burial   will   follow   in   the   Aaron’s   Chapel
Cemetery in Overton County, TN.

 The family will receive friends on Wednesday from  5  P.M. – 9
P.M., and on Thursday from 10 A.M. until time of services.

 She  passed  away  on  Tuesday,  April  5,  2011,  at   Mabry
Health Care Center in Gainesboro, TN.
    
 She was born October 27, 1922, in  Jackson  County, TN, to
the late
Morgan Murphy  and  Nannie Phillips Murphy.  She
was  a  retired  factory  worker,  a  writer  of  poems,  and of the
Church of Christ faith.

 In  addition  to  her parents, she was preceded in death by
1
Son:
Lynn Rogers;  4  Brothers:  Thurlow, Willard, Austin, and
Lester Murphy; and
3 Sisters: Thelma Swan, Ruth Pennington,
and Lois Smith Chaffin.

 Survivors  include  
1  Son:   Ken  Rogers  of  Hilham,  TN;  1
Daughter:     
Patricia    Stephenson   of   Cartersville,    GA;   5
Grandchildren:
Paul & Brian Rogers, Shana Townshend, Julia
Rogers,   and   Andrea   Rogers;   
6  Great  -  Grandchildren:
Stephanie,  Jaylen,  Casey,  Jonathan,  Graham,  and  Alana;  
1
Great- Great Grandchild:  
Morgan;  and   3   Sisters:   Zanda
Gentry of Cookeville, TN;  Georgia Ouellette of Detroit, MI,  and
Betty Ragland  of  Gainesboro,  TN. Several  nieces,  nephews,
other relatives, and friends also survive.

 Bro. Phillip Morgan will officiate at the services.
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