Frances Joyce Merritt Crumpler

Frances Joyce Merritt Crumpler

June 30, 85,

Frances Joyce Merritt Crumpler, age 85, died Tuesday evening at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Born in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Gulie Braswell Merritt. A member of Rosewood Baptist Church, she was retired from JCPenny.

A Graveside Service will be held Friday, July 3, at 11:00 AM in  Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.  A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the funeral home.

Frances is survived by her husband of 64 years, Billy Crumpler;  her son & daughter-in-law, Billy Steven and Pam Crumpler;  her daughter, Jenny Lou Crumpler Patterson and companion, Bill Skinner;  two brothers, Ray Merritt and Howard Merritt; two sisters, Sara Ann Sewell and Elizabeth Dudley; grandsons, Derek Crumpler and Adam Crumpler and wife, Chelsea; three great grandchildren, Liam Braxton, Harlan Ogus and Saylor Ogus; great granddaughter “on the way”, Callie Elizabeth.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral  Home is serving the Crumpler family and online condolences may be directed to