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Melvin Roosevelt Crabtree Jr., 82, of Hopewell, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Born in Roxboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Melvin R. Crabtree Sr. and Myrtle Chatham Crabtree.

He is survived by his loving wife, Alice Inez Crabtree; two daughters, Joni Crabtree, and Sheila Hock and her husband, David; two grandchildren, David Wayne Hock and his wife, Amanda, and Ashley Lowrance and her husband, Matt; three great-grandchildren, Dawsyn Hock, Chloe Hock and Blakely Lowrance; two sisters, Murriel Dillon and Mildred Underwood; brother, Morris Crabtree; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, 820 W. Broadway St., Hopewell, VA 23860. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Berry's Grove Cemetery, 9628 Berry Road, Timberlake, NC 27583. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to Crater Community Hospice, 3916 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805. Condolences may be registered at
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J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, Inc. - Hopewell Chapel
820 West Broadway Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 458-8516
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Published in The Progress-Index on June 30, 2014
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