John W. Crabb



Mr. John W. Crabb, one of the most highly esteemed citizens of this section, met with a sudden death Monday morning, June 3, 1918.  He had been hoeing cotton in the early morning and came to the house to write a letter to his daughter in Chattanooga, Tn.  He went away whistling to mail it, and had gone but a few minutes when his wife had a premonition that something was wrong and went to look for him, finding his lifeless body about three hundred yards away.   Mr. Crabb was seventy-three years of age, and was a brave Confederate veteran - a member of Co. A, 1st Ga. Cavalry, CSA, - and a good member of the Baptist church.  The soul of honor in his dealings with his fellow men, he had the esteem of all who knew him.   In his young manhood, Mr. Crabb was united in marriage with Miss Lizzie May, who has much sympathy in her loss.  Five children survive him - Messrs. Wesley and Gus Crabb of Jacksonville, Fla., Mr. Jesse Crabb of Shawnee, Okla., and Mesdames Chas. Morgan and Brown Hamill of Chattanooga, Tn.;  and two brothers - Messrs. Thomas Jackson Crabb of Rockmart, Georgia, and Cliff Crabb of Dublin, Georgia.  He was predeceased in death by his parents, Samuel Jackson Crabb, and Sarah Ann Malvina (White) Crabb, both late of Cedartown, Georgia.  Funeral services were conducted yesterday at Oak Grove Baptist Church near Cedartown, Georgia, by Rev. L. E. Greer, assisted by Revs. H. H. Popham and R. W. Hamrick, and were largely attended.  
The Cedartown Standard,  June 6, 1918,     


Submitted by Wanda Crabb Pannell.