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June Tarwater Crumley

December 14, 1919 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 100)


June Crumley, of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away December 31, 2019. Born in Sevierville, Tennessee, she attended Lincoln Memorial University, majoring in chemistry. She married A. T. Crumley and they lived in Blount County, Tennessee for more than fifty years. She lived the last 12 years of her life in Huntsville, Alabama.

Her life was filled with many roles: daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, homemaker, excellent seamstress, and volunteer. She was active in Logan’s Chapel United Methodist Church and the surrounding community to include teaching Sunday School, being a youth leader, serving as the UMW District President, and being an officer in Church Women United. For many years June and A.T. enjoyed traveling, especially taking their grandchildren on many exciting excursions. However, her favorite place to visit was Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountain National Park.  She was also an avid flower gardener, loved music, and enjoyed her life as a farmer’s wife. June loved entertaining guests and had a steady stream of visitors at the farm. When she was ready to move to Huntsville, the members of Logan’s Chapel UMC gave her a wonderful send off with a “June Crumley Day Celebration.” In Huntsville, Alabama, she joined Huntsville First United Methodist Church and became a member of the Billy Scott Sunday School Class. While living at Redstone Village, she was known for her good posture, avid walking, sweet smile, and sense of humor. Her quick wit and warm personality will be greatly missed.  

She was preceded in death by her parents James Caleb and Alice Tarwater; and her beloved husband of 58 years, A. T. Crumley. She was also preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her daughters: Carol Nixon (Douglas), and Leslie Lucking; grandchildren Jennifer Dodd (Rob), Emily Pierce (Joe Parry), Andrew Peters, Janet Pierce (Robert Cowart), Sean Lucking (Aline); four great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A grave side service will be held at 1:00 p.m. eastern time on Friday, January 3 at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa, Tennessee.  It will be followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 at Logan’s Chapel United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Logan’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 4626 Logan’s Chapel Loop, Maryville TN 37804; or the CUP Program of Huntsville First United Methodist Church, 120 Greene Street, Huntsville, AL 35801; or the charity of your choice.  

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Graveside Service
January 3, 2020

1:00 PM
Sherwood Memorial Gardens
3176 Airport Highway
Alcoa, TN 37701

Celebration of Life
January 3, 2020

2:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Logan's Chapel United Methodist
4626 Logans Chapel Loop
Maryville, TN 37804

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