Roxye Addie Pence CrutcherFrenchman Bayou, AR, 1904 - 2010 0comment
Roxye Addie Pence Crutcher, 106, of Frenchman Bayou passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Mrs. Crutcher was born on Oct. 28, 1904 in Griffithville, Ark., to Ira Robert and Mary Neely Pence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward B. Crutcher; four brothers, Aaron Pence, Garland Pence, Robert Pence and Thomas Pence and one sister, Jennie Lewis. Mrs. Crutcher was a devoted member of the Joiner United Methodist Church, where she served as the organist for 70 years. She was a 50 plus year member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and proudly held the office of Honorary Division President. Ms. Crutcher was one of the oldest members of Farm Bureau, as she and her late husband, Edward, farmed in Mississippi County for many years. Recognized for her musical talents and sweet personality, "Miss Roxye" was beloved by all who knew her. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Jane Crutcher Williamson of Frenchman Bayou; two grandsons, Andy Williamson (Sheena) of Beebe, Ark., Tim Williamson (Kathy) of Marion, Ark.; one great-granddaughter, Katie Williamson of Marion; two great-grandsons, Zach Williamson of Marion and Jake Williamson of Beebe; one niece, Betty East (Robert) of Cordova, Tenn.; one nephew, Bobby Pence (Beverly) of Mountain Home, Ark.; one great-niece, Paula Howerton of Marion, and two great-nephews, Warren Pence (Lynn) of Memphis, Tenn., and Terry Pence (Nancy) of Lakeland, Tenn. Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, Ark., at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Janice Williams. The visitation will be prior to the service, from 1-3 p.m. with interment in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Joiner United Methodist Church.
Published November 1, 2010