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Died March 28, 2009

Virginia Deans Crumpler, 96, died Saturday at the Brian Center in Goldsboro.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro. The Rev. Neal Wingfield will officiate the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home directly after the service. Burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.

She lived independently until suffering an injury on March 18 from a fall in her home and rapidly declined thereafter.

Mrs. Crumpler was a native of the Belfast community of Wayne County and a life long, loyal member of Salem United Methodist Church. She worked for many years in food management at Hotel Goldsboro, retiring in 1974. She will be remembered for her love and generosity toward family and friends, independence, honesty, keen memory and business sense, wry humor, and enjoyment of handcrafts.

Mrs. Crumpler was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Crumpler, her sister, Alice Deans Jennette, and her brother, Frank Deans.

She is survived by her sister, Mabel Deans Mozingo of Goldsboro; her step-daughter, Ruby Crumpler Burce; and step-granddaughter, Cheryl Burce of Eau Clair, Wis.; niece, Betsy Jennette Mountcastle and husband, Dennis, of West Point, Va.; and nephew, Doug Jennette and wife, Marsha, of Raleigh.

The family wishes to thank Mrs. Crumpler's close friends who made it possible for her to remain in her home as she wished during her gradual decline in recent years. Also, we are grateful for the fine care she received during her brief stays at Wayne Memorial Hospital and the Brian Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 2706 Salem Church Road, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530.


Published in Obituaries on March 29, 2009 11:02 AM