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Ralph Crider

Ralph Crider

Posted: Friday, July 31, 2009 4:04 pm

 The Messenger, July 31, 2009

Completed arrangements are being announced for Burnis Ralph Crider, 84, of South Fulton. He died 8:30 p.m. July 29, 2009, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin.

Services were set for 2 p.m. today at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, with the Rev. Lang Ingrum officiating. Burial was to follow in Palestine Cemetery near Fulton. 

The family requests that memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Midsouth Chapter, 326 Ellsworth St., Memphis, TN 38111; or Church of the Nazarene, 404 Green St., Fulton, KY 42041.

He was born March 28, 1925, in Graves County, Ky., son of the late Ernest and Clara (Malone) Crider. He married his wife of almost 64 years, the former Martha Beatrice Daws, Aug. 15, 1945. She survives. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and he had lived in this area most of his life. He had been a U.S. Postal Service employee for 32 years and had worked in Paducah, Ky., and Fulton. He was a member of Church of the Nazarene in Fulton and was a Sunday school teacher and board member.

He is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and James Faulkner and Marianne and Tony Taylor, all of South Fulton; his daughter-in-law, Charlene Crider of Paducah, Ky.; his brother, Wallace Crider of Martin; six grandchildren, Lori (Crider) Fultz of Sydney, Ohio, Kevin Crider of Paducah, Scott Taylor of Jackson, Eric Taylor of South Fulton and Jennifer Robertson and Wes Faulkner, both of Martin; and six great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Michael Crider; his brother, Charles Crider; and his great-granddaughter, Kali Morgan Taylor.

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