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“Sorry for the family's loss!. She was a special person in so many ways! ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Terry Owens - Myrtle Beach, SC

“Patsy and Edith, I just saw where your mom had passed away. I am so sorry and I would have loved to have seen all of you. She was a special lady and...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Ann Camp Strickland - NC

“Praying for you all. Much love! ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Erica Zeigler - Liberty, SC

“I will always remember running to her house after school to read and snack. I learned so much from her in such a short time, I will always remember...Read More »
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“I have been Mavis' hairdresser and friend for many years. I enjoyed getting to know her. She was very kind and had a great sense of humor. She will...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Regina Rhodes - rutherfordton, NC

“We are looking forward to some day seeing you in your new home , Heaven I remember you from child hood I remember visiting you last year with Jim...Read More »
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Mavis "Johnnie" Crabtree, age 89, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Monday, June 16, 2014, at Hospice House of Rutherford County.

She was the daughter of the late Balfour Jones and the late Edith Garren Jones. She was a native of Henderson County, and born January 13, 1925. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Johnnie was the widow of the late Lawrence E. Crabtree. She was preceded in death by infant son, Lawrence Crabtree Jr., and by two sisters, Ruby Rogers and Myrtle Kidd.

She is survived by

Two Daughters:
Edith Bennick and husband Neal of Rutherfordton, NC
Patsy Alford and husband Kenny of Chowchilla, CA.

Six Grandchildren:
Penny Madison, Beverly Foster and husband Mark, Ida Buchanan and husband Joe, Deborah Bennick, Carrie Morgan and husband Mark, and David Piersal and wife April.

Eleven Great-grandchildren, and five Great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Thursday prior to the service at the church. The funeral service will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at 3:00 PM, Thursday, June 19, 2014 with Reverend Warren Elliott, Reverend Randy Darely, and Reverend Cy Miller officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be at the home of Edith and Neal Bennick. Online guest register at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com. McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.