Grace Margaret Finley Crabtree, 74, of Clinton, died Oct. 1.
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She was born March 16, 1939, in Clinchmore.
She was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Lake City. Grace loved crossword puzzles and was an avid reader who passed her love of books on to her children and grandchildren. She was a beloved grandmother who showed each grandchild they were loved and cherished by reading to them, baking cookies and made any day better by sitting with Mammaw under the strawberry quilt.
Grace was preceded in death by her husband Hoyle Crabtree; sons, Richard and Tracy Crabtree; and granddaughter, Rebecca Crabtree; parents, Lester and Rosa Finley; brothers, Austin and Tommy Finley; sister, Pearl Choate.
Grace is survived by her daughters, Pamela and husband Steve Goans; Linda and husband Bill Spitzer; daughter-in-law, Penny Crabtree; grandchildren, Jason Goans and fiancŽ Amanda Wynn, Kaylee Crabtree, and Rachel Crabtree, all of Clinton, Casey Spitzer and great-granddaughters Hailey and Mackenzie of Brighton, Colo., Leslie and husband Kristofer Hagan and great-granddaughter Madeleine of Great Falls, Mont.; sisters, Katie and husband Larry Watts of Lafollette, Pauline Gibson of Jacksboro; many cherished nieces, nephews, and family members.
Funeral services were Oct. 3 with the Rev. Larry Watts officiating. Interment was Oct. 4 at the Harness Cemetery in Caryville.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer charitable donations be made to Children's hospital in Knoxville.
Jones Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Published in LaFollette Press on Oct. 10, 2013