Obituary: Glenna Luella Crabb


Glenna Luella Burt Crabb, age 89 of Tuckerman, departed from this life to her heavenly home on Jan. 1, 2020.

She was born on April 12, 1930, in rural Jackson County Arkansas to the late Sydney and Pinky Burt and was the youngest of their six children (Uylssis, Alvin, V.L., Margrete, Norris, and Glenna).

Glenna was married to L.J. Crabb for 44 years from April 2, 1948 until his death in 1992. They had four sons, Jimmy, Danny, Stephen, and Stanley. Glenna loved spending time with family, gardening, and enjoyed many years of teaching ceramics and painting arts in her shop, The Ideal House, in Tuckerman.

She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Tuckerman for over 60 years and a member of the Trails to Tuckerman Historical Society. Glenna was an avid fan of Razorback basketball and St. Louis Cardinals baseball. If there was a “Hall of Fame for Mammas” she would have been selected on the first vote.

Left to cherish Glenna’s memory are her sons Jimmy (Sheila) of Conway, Danny (Brenda) of Mandeville, LA, Stanley (Susan) of Tuckerman, and daughter-in-law Vicky of Gilmer, TX; along with 10 grandchildren Jennifer Riddle, Jeremy Crabb, Ashely Allen, Allison Caststeel, Angelia Miller, Scott Crabb, Stephanie Ethridge, Erica Nagel, Megan Morris, and Rani Dawson; 15 great-grandchildren, Jonathon Riddle, Katelin Riddle, Luke Riddle, Davis Allen, Haley Allen, Rylann Caststeel, Joshua Crabb, Cole Ethridge, Nate Ethridge, Kye Billings, Keeley Billings, Bryce Herring, Cullen Dawson, Brealynn Dawson, and Corbin Dawson; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, L.J., all five of her siblings, and her son Stephen.

The family will receive visitors at 1:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Dillinger Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, followed by burial at Gracelawn Cemetery, Bro. Dwight Turner presiding and Bro. Lannie Younger officiating.

Pallbearers are Scott Crabb, Jeremy Crabb, Joshua Crabb, Jonathon Riddle, Luke Riddle, and Kye Billings.

Honorary pallbearers are Davis Allen, Cole Ethridge, Nate Ethridge, Bryce Herring, Cullen Dawson, and Corbin Dawson.

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