Themond Jess "Ted" Crites

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Themond (Ted) Jess Crites, age 100 successfully completed his earthly journey, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at home surrounded by his daughter and son-in-law, Chuck and Jeannette Flynn in Summerfield, Florida. Ted was born in Phalanx, OH on June 12, 1915 and married his childhood sweetheart Edna Mildred Thompson on June the 12, 1939. Edna preceded her husband in death on April 20, 2012 at the age of 92. Ted and Edna have four children, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. In addition, they loved their nieces, nephews, and extended families as well as a host of friends from many states were among their earthly treasures.
They served for many decades in three congregations that were very significant to their hearts and faith. First Church of God in Newton Falls, Ohio; First Church of God in Mineral Ridge, Ohio; and First Church of God in Inverness, Ohio.
Viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls, OH with a memorial service following at 10:00 a.m. Family and friends are welcome. Ted will be laid to rest beside his wife Edna with full military honors at Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Canfield, Ohio.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers all donations would go to either First Church of God, 5510 E. Jasmine Lane, Inverness, Florida 34453-1071 or to NEO Campgrounds % JD Klinesmith, 16278 Shilling Road, Berlin Center, Ohio 44401 in memory of Ted & Edna Crites.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home Inc. 8 East Broad St. Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330)872-5440. Family and friends may view Ted's entire obituary online or to send condolences to the family, please visit us at
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 14, 2016