Garrison Crabb, 97 was born on March 30, 1922 to Sidney Clarence and Sara
McMurry Garrison in Nashville, TN. She
earned both a BA and MA degrees from George Peabody College and taught science
at Hillsboro High School in Nashville.
In 1945 she married Alfred L. Crabb, Jr., and moved with him to
Columbus, OH. Later they moved from
Chapel Hill, NC, to Lexington, KY, where she continued her education at the
University of Kentucky and taught fifth grade at both Picadome and Southern
Elementary schools for 27 years before retiring in 1984. She and Alfred had five children, thee of
whom, Alfred L. Crabb III, Garrison Crabb, and David McMurry Crabb, preceded
her in death. She is survived by her
husband, Alfred L. Crabb, Jr., two children, James Wade Crabb (Carla),
Lexington, and Sara Crabb Clatterbuck (Wayne), Maryville, TN, six
grandchildren, Ross Kendall Clatterbuck (Christin), Corey Allyn Clatterbuck,
David Elaphe Crabb, Acris Lee Crabb Reed (Robert), Jesse “Natrix” LaRue, Carl
Chapman, four great-grandchildren, and one of her four brothers, Dr. James R.
Garrison, Murfreesboro, TN. Lucy was a
long-time member of Hunter Presbyterian Church, and a volunteer in several
community services. She enjoyed family
and friends, reading, flower gardening, all kinds of arts and crafts and
sewing, especially creating original designs for quilts, and travelling and
camping in the United States and Canada, and visiting many countries around the
world. She and Alfred celebrated their
74th wedding anniversary in 2019.
Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville.