1994 - KATHERINE BRASSFIELD CRIBBS -- Katherine Brassfield, 84, Okla. City, passed away July 14, 1988 in a local hospital. Katherine was born Sept. 25, 1903 in Purcell, OK. She married Art B. Cribbs in 1933. She and her husband had been associated with Brassfield Trailers and then they established Art Cribbs Mobile Homes in Ardmore and Guymon until their retirement. At that time they became motel operators in Anadarko and Lawton until Art's death. She was a resident of Danforth Center for several years and a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include: nieces, Donna L. Weaver, Irvine, CA and Geraldine Mike of Okc and nephew, Gene Brassfield, Okc, and numerous other relatives and friends. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Baggerley Memorial Chapel with interment in Memorial Park Cemetery. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK), 7/17/1988

2003 - DAVID ARTHUR CRIBBS -- A memorial service for David Arthur Cribbs, 75, who died March 4 in Las Vegas, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the First Southern Baptist Church, 160 and Fehrs Way, with Pastor Ron Trummell officiating. He was born Dec. 27, 1927 in Barnasus, Penn., and moved to Pahrump in 1994 coming from Las Vegas. He served with the Merchant Marines and then worked as a lineman with a power company. He belong to the First Southern Baptist Church. He was a loving husband and father, and a good Christian man who loved the Lord. He enjoyed his work and like to fish in his spare time. His wife of 56 years, Dorothy, of Pahrump; sons David Cribbs of Redding, Calif., Dennis Cribbs of Finleyville, Penn., and Dana Cribbs of Las Vegas; daughter Darla Hibbert of Henderson; six grandchildren and one great grandchild survive him. Desert Pines Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Pahrump Valley Times, 3/7/2003

2003 - IRVIN L. CRIBBS -- , 89, formerly of 101 North Mill Avenue, Ridgway, died Wednesday, February 26 at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys. He was born June 23, 1913 in Reynoldsville, son of the late James Harry "Jake" and Mary Louise Shingledecker Cribbs. On February 6, 1934, he married Julia Mae Jones, who survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Nancy J. Wolfel of Brookville; three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Louise Fillhart of Reynoldsville; and 23 nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by five brothers, Russell, Thomas, Harold, Merle and Arthur Cribbs; three sisters, Hattie Cribbs Burley, Lottie Cribbs Nelson and Catherine Cribbs Larimer. Mr. Cribbs had resided in Ridgway since 1940 and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the Ridgway Elks Club and the Ridgway Moose Club. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by the Tannery and Airco Speer Carbon. Funeral and committal services for Irvin L. Cribbs will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home in Ridgway Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David C. Roddy, pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Ridgway. Friends will be received at the funeral home tonight from 6-9 p.m. The Daily Press, 2/27/2003 St. Marys, PA

2003 - MARY OLIVE CRIBBS -- LAKE PARK -- The Lake Elementary School family mourns the death of one of its most beloved and dedicated educators.
Mary Olive Strickland Cribbs, 49, died Thursday, March 20, losing her most recent battle with cancer. She had taught the students at Lake Park Elementary School for two decades.
"How thankful we are to have worked with Mary Olive," said Principal Christine Baker. "She taught children, not just curriculum, and touched the life of each student in a special way. As an outstanding faculty member, teacher, and friend, it is evident no one will ever take her place. That sense of humor, insight, and cheerful spirit will be greatly missed." Student Charlyn Atkinson agrees.
"I helped her get her room ready in the beginning of this school year," she said. "She gave me lots of stickers when I helped her. She said I was good at cleaning. I will remember that time. I will remember how nice she was. I really miss her and ... will always remember her."
Cribbs was born Oct. 9, 1953, in Clinch County to Eloise Stalvey Strickland Stalvey and the late William Jackson "Bill" Stalvey. Throughout the years, she remained loyal to her Homerville roots while reaching out to citizens in the surrounding areas.
She was a graduate of Valdosta State University, earning bachelor's, master's, and education specialist degrees, and a member of Omieron Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. Cribbs never tired of learning and has a list of academic honors and recognitions too numerous to list.
She was also a leader outside the academic arena, serving as a participant in the Leadership Georgia Program. Cribbs was a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 1986, a program chair for Leadership Georgia in 1987, and an active adviser to the program's Board of Trustees from 1988 to 1990.
She received the coveted J.W. Fanning Award in 1991.
Filled with a passion for the written word and a desire to share her thoughts and ideas with others, Cribbs contributed to numerous area newspapers over the years, including The Clinch County News, the Lake Park Post, the Lowndes County Review and The Valdosta Daily Times. She was even quoted several times in the National Geographic Magazine, having such a firm grasp on the history of local genealogy.
"Mary Olive loved children and she showed it everyday at school," said Beth Brady, friend. "She will truly be missed by her coworkers, students past and present, and all others who were fortunate enough to have her pass through their lives."
Cribbs was buried in the North Cemetery near DuPont March 23.
The Valdosta Daily Times, 3/30/2003 Valdosta, GA.

Mary Olive Strickland Cribbs
HOMERVILLE/VALDOSTA -- Mary Olive Strickland Cribbs, 49, of Homerville/Valdosta, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2003, at the Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., following a brief illness.
Mrs. Cribbs was born on Oct. 9, 1953, in Clinch County to Eloise Stalvey Strickland and the late William Jackson "Bill" Strickland. She was a graduate of the Valdosta State University where she obtained three degrees, B.S. Ed, M.S. Ed. and Education Specialist (Bachelor of Science in Education, Master of Science in Education and Education Specialist). The full listing of her academic honors are far too numerous to mention but they include membership in Omieron Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. Mrs. Cribbs was a kindergarten schoolteacher with the Lowndes County Board of Education and taught at the Lake Park Elementary School for the past 20 years.
She was an outstanding participant in the Leadership Georgia Program. Mary Olive was a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 1986, a program chairman for Leadership Georgia in 1987 and active advisor to the Board of Trustees from 1988-1990. She received the coveted J.W. Fanning Award in 1991.
Mary Olive has been a contributing writer for several local newspapers including the Clinch County News, Lake Park Post, Lowndes County Review and The Valdosta Daily Times. Her historical knowledge of local genealogy has contributed to her being quoted five times in the National Geographic Magazine.
Survivors other than her mother are her husband of 27 years, Dr. William H. "Bill" Cribbs, Valdosta; one son, William H. Cribbs II, Valdosta; her 95-year-old grandmother, Elma Stalvey, Homerville; four paternal aunts, Gertrude Hewett, Aliene Minchew Collins, Blanch Taylor, all of Waycross, and Mary Lou Inman, Manor; two paternal uncles, Henry Strickland and Troy Ezequial (Zeke) Strickland, both of Waycross; one maternal aunt, Juanita Smith, Homerville; five loving first cousins; Linda Hazel, Adel, Phyllis Hall, Douglas, Janice Register and Karla Musgrove, both of Homerville, and Franklin Smith, Fernandina Beach, Fla.; and several other relatives.
Funeral services for Mrs. Cribbs will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 23 at First Baptist Church, Homerville. Burial will follow in North Cemetery near DuPont.
Mrs. Cribbs will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today with visitation after 4 p.m. Mrs. Cribbs will be carried to the church one hour prior to the services. -- Roundtree Funeral Home, Homerville.

1974 - RALPH V. CRIBBS -- CRIBBS, Ralph V., 7011 Town North. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mattie Cribbs; sister, Mrs. Jack Lugeanbeal, Tulsa; nephews, Keith Lugeanbeal, Irving, Lynn Lugeanbeal, Dallas; aunt, Mrs. A. M. Dooley, Oklahoma City. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, RESTLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Greenville Avenue at Restland Road, Rev. Rayburn Floyd officiating. Entombment Restland Chapel Garden Mausoleum. Pallbearers: Lynn Lugeanbeal, Keith Lugeanbeal, Ralph Jones, A.J. Turn, Don Cunningham, Doug Bowen.  Dallas Morning News, 9/6/1974

Ralph Cribbs - Funeral services for Ralph Verdis Cribbs, 65, of 1011 Town North, who retired in 1974 after 29 years with the Singer Co., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Restland Memorial Chapel. Entombment will be in the Restland Garden Chapel Mausoleum. He died Thursday in a Dallas hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mattie, and one sister.

1974 - A. B. "OTT" CRIBBS -- CRIBBS, A. B. (Ott), age 72, 1004 Ridgewood Terrace, Arlington. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church in Arlington, Dr. H. E. East officiating. Interment Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth.   Hugh M. Moore & Sons.

Ex-police chief dies in Arlington
ARLINGTON-A. B. (Ott) Cribbs, 72, of 1004 Ridgewood Terrace, who retired in 1971 after 42 years as Arlington police chief, died Sunday in an Arlington hospital. The A.B. Cribbs Law Enforcement Center in Arlington was named in his honor. Cribbs also was recipient of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Service Award, and the Sertoma Award for Service to Mankind. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church in Arlington. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth. He is survived by his wife, Pearl, one son, three grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.  Dallas Morning News, 11/11/1975

CRIBBS, A.B. (Ott), age 72, 1004 Ridgewood Terrace, Arlington, died Sunday night. He was a lifelong resident of Arlington. He retired in 1971 as Chief of Police of the city of Arlington. He received many awards, including Seratoma Service to Mankind and Chamber of Commerce Service Award. The A.B. Cribbs Law Enforcement Center in Arlington was named in his honor. Survived by wife, Mrs. Pearl Cribbs; son, James A. Cribbs, Arlington; three grandchildren; brothers, Olin Cribbs, Arlington; George Cribbs, Arlington; Earl Cribbs, Dallas; sisters, Mrs. Bess Pierce, Arlington; Mrs. Ruth Harrison, Arlington. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church in Arlington. Dr. H. E. East officiating. Interment Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth. Hugh M. Moore & Sons. Dallas Morning News, 11/10/1975

2002 - CRIBBS, Goldie Lee, 68, of Haines City, died of heart failure on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002. A native of Live Oak, she came to Haines City in 1965 from Jacksonville. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Calvary First Assembly of God in Haines City. She is survived by her husband, Willie Joe Cribbs, of Haines City; two sons, Steve Cribbs of Bartow and Jimmy Cribbs of Haines City; a daughter, Gwen Leithead of Davenport; two sisters, Vivian Alford and Cecile Murphy, both of Live Oak; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 Grace Ave., in Haines City. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Haines City.

2003 - CRIBBS, Ruth E.- STEUBENVILLE - Ruth E. Cribbs, age 79, of Steubenville, passed away Thursday, at the Carriage Inn of Steubenville. Ruth was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Steubenville, the daughter of the late Clifford W. and Cora (Fell) Cribbs. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Craig W. Cribbs in 1972 and a sister, Ellamae (Cribbs) Erickson in 1975. Ruth was retired from the family furniture business and was a life-long Methodist. Surviving is a brother, Jack C. Cribbs of Ocala, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. Private family funeral service will be held at the McClave Chapel, Steubenville, with Rev. David McKinnon. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Steubenville. Arrangements handled by the McClave-Chandler-Mills, Inc. Funeral Home, 611 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, Ohio (740)282-2717. Memorial contributions in Ruth's name may be made to the Alive Shelter, P.O. Box 866, Steubenville, OH 43952. 

2003 - CRIBBS, Candace Louise- (MARTINEK) CRIBBS Candace "Candy" Louise Cribbs (Martinek), passed away Friday, August 22, 2003, at the Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler, MO. Candy was born September 27, 1947 in Kansas City, KS. She attended Shawnee Mission West High School and lived in Rich Hill, MO for the last 25 years. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Phillip and her grandparents, Charles and Hazel Martinek, and Howard and Irene Haines. Candy is survived by two sons, Danny Lee and wife, Jeannie and Jason; her mother, Louise Haines-Sherman; her father, Alan C. Martinek and wife, Barbara; her brother, Jeff and her sisters, Marilyn and Kim. Cremation with memorial services at a later date. (Arrangements: Underwood Steinbeck Funeral Home, Butler, MO (660) 679-3121) Published in the Kansas City Star on 8/23/2003 

2003 - Evelyn Cribbs - CHESAPEAKE - Evelyn Cribbs, 78, died Sept. 3, 2003 in Chesapeake General Hospital. 
Born in Norfolk, Mrs. Cribbs was the daughter of the late Justin Fleetwood and Elsie Lee Wynn Norman. 
Mrs. Cribbs is survived by her husband, Dewey Cribbs of Charleston, S.C.; a son, Charles Parker and wife Martha of Chesapeake; five daughters, Judy Puma and husband Emmanuel of Hampton, Sylvia Rose and husband Ronnie of Chesapeake, Tammy Cook and husband Dale of Kannapolis, N.C., Brenda King of Charlotte, N.C. and Rhonda Jones and husband Robin of Chesapeake; two sisters, Inez Taylor of Norfolk and Margie Metiver of Chesapeake; and 16 grandchildren. 
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Gregory Hensley will officiate. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, 653 Cedar Road.

2003 - CRIBBS, Dewey, Sr. - Dewey Wendell Cribbs, Sr., 77, died Sunday, October 26, 2003 at a local hospital. Born November 14, 1925 in Georgia he was the son of William Jerdan and Lena Elizabeth Cribbs (nee Johnson). A veteran of the US Navy he served in both WWII and the Korean War. He was a merchant seaman and retired in 1986. He is survived by his son Dewey W. Cribbs, Jr.; step-son Ricky Smith and his wife Joan; step-daughter Maribeth Mizzell; half-sister Bernice Ozburn and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, November 1, 2003 at St. Andrews Church of the Nazarene, corner of Ashley River Road and Ashley Hall Road, Charleston. Family and friends are invited for fellowship immediately following the service. MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 150 WENTWORTH STREET, Charleston, is serving the Cribbs family. Online condolences may be sent via
Charleston, SC. 

2003 - CRIBBS, ETHEL I. - Ethel I. Cribbs, age 64, loving wife of David; beloved mother of Debra J. Cribbs and Laura (Omar) Hernandez; devoted grandmother of Jennifer M. Greco and newly born Olivia Lynn Hernandez; beloved sister of Robert Hooker, Marcella Kneis, Dolores Kuhn and the late Myrtle Feser, Dorthy Butler, Willard Green, George Green, Betty Geller and Patricia Van Houghton. Funeral Wednesday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. at DeNicolo - Pietryka Funeral Home, 5734-40 W. Diversey Ave., corner of Mango, Chicago. Interment Elmlawn Cemetery, Elmhurst. Visitation Tuesday 3 to 9 p.m. - Published October 7, 2003

2003 - ANTHONY F. CRIBBS II - ANTHONY F. CRIBBS II, 60, of Marietta died Monday. Funeral, 6:45 p.m. Thursday, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church; Carmichael Funeral Home, Smyrna. - July 16, 2003

2003 - CRIBBS, GLENN JR., 71, of Odessa, formerly of Clearwater and Plant City, died Sunday (July 6, 2003) at home. A native and lifelong resident of the area, he was a supervisor of metal fabrication for Collier Safe Co., Odessa. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a member of First Baptist Church of Odessa. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Janet; a son, Gregory Alan Cribbs, Largo; two daughters, Robin Dechane, Simpsonville, S.C., and Diane Musgrave, New Port Richey; his mother, Edna Cribbs, Plant City; a brother, Dennis Cribbs, Plant City; and eight grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs. - July 9, 2003

2003 - CRIBBS, INA - STARKE - Ina Cribbs, 89, of Starke died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at Bradford Terrace following an extended illness.   Born in Florahome, Mrs. Cribbs lived in Bostwick and Jacksonville for many years before moving to Starke.  She was a homemaker and was of the Protestant faith.   Mrs. Cribbs is survived by: four sons, J.W. Cribbs of Starke, J.D. Cribbs of Jacksonville, Corney Cribbs of Onalaska, Texas and Wayne Cribbs of Montecello, Ga.; two daughters, Myrtle Creamer of Toccoa, Ga. and Linda
Mincks of Alto, Ga.; a brother James Glisson of Florida; 78 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband J.W. Cribbs Sr. and two daughters, Vertis Shumate and Joyce Neil.
Graveside services for Mrs. Cribbs were Nov. 25, 2003 at Bostwick Community Cemetery with the Rev. Todd Foster officiating with interment following.  Archie Tanner Funeral Home of Starke was in charge of arrangements.
[Bradford County Telegraph, in Bradford County, Fla.]

2003 - CRIBBS, ANNETTE - FARGO -- Ms. Annette Cribbs, 66, of Fargo, Ga. passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
A native and life long resident of Clinch County, she was a member of the Fargo Evangelistic Church. She was the daughter of Nezzie Melton Cribbs of Fargo and the late Hance Cribbs.
Survivors other than her mother are her four sisters, Margie Harris of Newnan, Vera Henderson and Sherry Colburn, both of Fargo, and Sarah Deese of Homerville; one brother, Jimmy Cribbs of Waycross; and even though she never had any children of her own, she played the role of Mother to 11 nieces and nephews, 23 great-nieces and nephews and two great-great- nieces, and many other children in the Fargo community and the surrounding area.
Services for Ms. Cribbs will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2003 at Wayfare Primitive Baptist Church near Stockton. Burial will be held in Wayfare Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ms. Cribbs will be carried to her residence Thursday morning and will remain there until time of service. -- Roundtree Funeral Home of Homerville.
[Valdosta Daily Times]

2003 - CRIBBS, RALPH B. - Ralph Benjamin Cribbs Jr., 62, of Homer City died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. A son of Ralph "Ben" and Elizabeth Pondy Cribbs, he was born Feb. 21, 1941, in Lorraine, Ohio.
He graduated from Blairsville High School in 1959. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from IUP. He taught for one year at Saltsburg after college and then spent the rest of this teaching career at Marion Center.
As a musician, he played tenor sax and flute with many bands including Shades of Blue. He was a member of Indiana Lions Club and was an avid golfer. He loved to cook for his family and friends and was famous for his Hungarian pickles.
Surviving are children: Mrs. Tom (Bonnie) Halle, Hillsborough, N.J.; Benjamin and wife Amy, and two daughters, Exton, and Lauren and Sam, Cornelius, N.C.; sisters, Mrs. Pete (Sheila) Jorgenson, Clarksburg and Mrs. Tony (Elaine) Rizza, Hilton Head, S.C.; three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1992 and his mother in 2002.
Services were held Thursday at Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Blairsville with Rev. Bruce J. Theakston officiating. Interment was in Blairsville Cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to VH1 Save the Music to keep music programs in public schools. For more information, go to and select "Save the Music" from the bottom of the screen or call 1-888-VH1-4Music.
Shoemaker Funeral Home, Blairsville was in charge of the arrangements.
[Pittsburg Tribune-Review]

2003 - CRIBBS, LOU - FLOWERY BRANCH, GA -- Lou Cribbs, 75, of Flowery Branch died Monday. Funeral arrangements have not been announced for Mrs. Cribbs, a homemaker. Survivors include five children, Allen B. Cribbs of Duluth; Dalton G. Cribbs of Hazel Dell, Texas; Tonya Kummer of Mesa, Ariz.; and Tommy Cribbs and Shawna Townsend, both of Lawrenceville; and a brother, Edward Shirl of Denver.
[Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec. 17, 2003]

2001 - CRIBBS, LOUISE SWINT - JEFFERSON COUNTY, GA -- Mrs. Louise Swint Cribbs, age 89 died Friday. The Jefferson County native had lived in Bulloch County for most of her life. She was a member of the Wrens Baptist Church Wrens, GA. Surviving are three daughters, Doris Hill of Brooklet, GA; Helen Richey and Miriam Silver of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Ivor Swint and Frances Whiteside both of Statesboro; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Old Fellowship Baptist Church in Stilson, GA. Burial will be in the Old Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery. Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
[Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sept. 1, 2001]

2002 - CRIBBS, CHARLES D., SR. - RIVERDALE, GA -- CHARLES D. CRIBBS SR., 51, of Riverdale died Friday. The body was cremated. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel.
[Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 20, 2002]

2001 - CRIBBS, JOHN P. - SIDNEY — John P. "Jack" Cribbs, 76, of Sidney, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at his home.
He was born Jan. 14, 1925, son of the late Daniel A. and Emma Klein Cribbs in Danville, Pa.
Jack served his country in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952.
He married Marian Russell on May 15, 1954, in the Sacred Heart Church in Sidney. She predeceased him on Dec. 24, 1995.
Jack was employed as a postal carrier for more than 40 years.
Mr. Cribbs was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #4937, Sidney. He was the treasurer for the Charles L. Jacobi Post #183 American Legion in Sidney.
He loved baseball and coached in the Peewee, Little League, Babe Ruth and American Legion leagues.
Mr. Cribbs was also devoted to the Boy Scouts of America; he saw many young men become Eagle Scouts. He has received the St. George and the Silver Beaver awards for his dedication.
In 1996, Jack carried the torch for the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Cindy Cribbs, San Jose, Calif., and Robert Cribbs, Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Kevin Ku, Overland Park, Colo., and Anne and Robin Davis, Carthage; a brother, Thomas Cribbs, Riverside, Calif.; two sisters and brother-in-law, Helen and Lawrence Halbert, Sidney, and Jean Eldridge, Johnson City; seven grandchildren; brother-in-law, Perry Shelton, Trout Creek.
His son the Rev. Fr. James M. Cribbs; brother, Robert M. Cribbs; and sister, Theresa Shelton predeceased him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at the Sacred Heart Church, Liberty Street, in Sidney with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Schuck officiating.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at C.H. Landers Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Sidney.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or the Gilead House of Prayer.
Arrangements are under the directions of C.H. Landers Inc., Sidney.

2002 - CRIBBS, REUBEN L. (BOB) - Reuben L. "Bob" Cribbs / He watched U.S. test atomic bomb; saved souvenir of its force
Reuben L. "Bob" Cribbs of Saxonburg told his son that on the morning the United States detonated the first atomic bomb in a test, the sky lit up 10 times brighter than noon.
"He said it had every color in the spectrum and some he'd never seen before," said his son, Douglas Cribbs of Angelus Oaks, Calif.
His daughter, Diane Mann of Haverford, Montgomery County, said that for years her father kept a small paperweight containing a chunk of molten sand, a reminder of the day the desert sand melted to green glass from the heat of the explosion.
Mr. Cribbs was a tool and die maker who worked on the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb. He was at the first test in 1945 in White Sands, N.M.
He died Aug. 6 [2002] in Butler Memorial Hospital of pulmonary disease. He was 83.
Mr. Cribbs was a technical sergeant with the Army Corps of Engineers and was trained in demolition work. He helped construct the casings, detonators and wiring for the atom bomb. He also was responsible for placing bunkers with cameras anywhere from 100 feet to six miles from the site to photograph the explosion.
He told his family he and other soldiers, wearing polarized goggles, witnessed the detonation from a ditch miles away.
"He said first there was light, then heat, then wind," his son recalled.
Though Mr. Cribbs worried throughout his life about the possible effects of radiation exposure, his family said he always supported the government's decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
"I always remember him saying, 'Harry Truman did the right thing,' " Mann said.
"He thought it brought the war in the Pacific to a swift end. I don't think he really had any regrets. It was a very different time and a very vicious war," his son said.
Mr. Cribbs was born in South Bethlehem, Armstrong County, the youngest of seven children. A brother nicknamed him Bob, declaring Reuben too old-fashioned for a child. He attended college briefly but did not finish. His engineering skills were largely self-taught.
"He was just always tinkering around with things. He and his brother Bill used to build steam engines when they were kids," his son said.
After the war, Mr. Cribbs worked as a machinist and engineer in various places in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He settled his family in Saxonburg in the early 1970s and worked as a manufacturing engineer for Ametek in Blawnox. His wife, Anna M. Johnson, died in 1994.
In his retirement, Mr. Cribbs designed and built miniature furniture based on museum pieces.
"He went into it in a big way, measuring museum pieces down to one-twelfth scale," his daughter said.
Mr. Cribbs exhibited and sold the miniatures at shows for the Associated Artists of Butler, at the Saxonburg Arts Festival and at the Greensburg Doll and Miniature Show. Among his works was a miniature replica of Cooper Cabin in Cabot, a log homestead dating to 1810.
In addition to his son and daughter, he is survived by a brother, William Cribbs of Hartford, Conn.; and a granddaughter.
A funeral was held Monday in Fox Funeral Home in Saxonburg. Interment followed in Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, attn.: Emery Barnett, P.O. Box 128, Sarver 16055 or to Shriners' Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie 16505.

2002 - CRIBBS, ROSE - 1926-2002 - Graveside services for Rose Cribbs, 75, Caney, formerly of Havana, will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26 at Havana Cemetery, with Pastor Sam Roundtree of the Lighthouse Community Church presiding. A reception will follow at the Havana City Hall.
Mrs. Cribbs died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002 at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
She was born May 21, 1926, in Independence, the daughter of Willie Elihu and Rosa Alice (Medley) Loggan. She grew up in the Wayside area and attended high school in Wayside, graduating in 1944. She also lived in Independence, Lawrence, Eudora and Havana.
Mrs. Cribbs worked for Electra in Independence and also for Hallmark Cards and Clinton Place Apartments in Lawrence.
She was a member of the Lighthouse Community Church of Caney, Lone Cherry Southern Baptist, rural Havana Community Baptist, and Family of Faith in Eudora.
She married Carl N. Cribbs Nov. 27, 1943, in Independence. He died Nov. 16, 2001.
Survivors include a daughter, Deena M. Jackson, Havana; a son, Joe Cribbs, Eudora; a brother, Billy D. Loggan, Havana; a sister, Nora A. Gruver, Junction City; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Carolee Cribbs, two brothers, Max Bruce Loggan and Richard Leroy Brown, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Graves Memorial Chapel in Caney.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rose Cribbs Memorial Fund, sent in care of the Graves Funeral Home, 107 N. State Street, Caney 67333.

2001 - CARL N. CRIBBS, 1924-2001, Wednesday, November 21, 2001, Graveside services for Carl N. Cribbs, 77, Caney, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Havana Cemetery.
Mr. Cribbs died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at St. John's Hospital, Tulsa, Okla.
He was born April 8, 1924, in Liberty, the son of Harold H. and Freda M. (Van Cleve) Cribbs. He was raised in the Montgomery County area and graduated from Independence High School in 1942.
Mr. Cribbs was drafted into the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he served as Boiler Maker Second Class in Hawaii.
Mr. Cribbs then worked for Chevrolet dealerships in Independence, Nowata, Okla., and Lawrence for more than 20 years. He taught auto mechanics in the Lawrence school district from 1967 to 1969. He also worked at Hallmark Cards, Lawrence, from 1967 to 1986, when he retired.
He was a member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Independence. He was also a member of Lighthouse Community Church, Caney; Lone Cherry Southern Baptist, rural Havana, and Family of Faith Fellowship, formerly Community Baptist Church, Eudora. He was active in children's ministry.
He married Rose M. Loggan on Nov. 27, 1943, in Independence. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Deena Jackson, Havana; a son, Joe, Eudora; three brothers, William, Mesa, Ariz., Jack and James, both of Del City, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Carolee Cribbs, died earlier.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Graves Memorial Chapel, Caney. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A reception will follow the services at Havana City Hall.
The family suggests memorials to Carl N. Cribbs Memorial Fund, sent in care of Graves Funeral Home, 107 N. State St., Caney 67333.

2002 - CRIBBS, SHELBY M. - Shelby Marie Cribbs, 22 month-old daughter of Rebecca Molin and Anthony Cribbs, passed away suddenly, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002.
She was born March 19, 2000 in Palatka. Shelby loved to dance and was a joy to all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Twila Griffis of Palatka; her paternal grandparents, James and Virginia Cribbs of East Palatka; her maternal great-grandparents, Glenn and Mirian Baker of Satsuma; her paternal great-grandparents, Elsie Cribbs of East Palatka and James and Lula Mae Skipper of Conway, S.C., and numerous very special aunts, uncles, great-aunts and great-uncles and cousins.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home of Palatka with the Rev. Berry Beauchamp officiating. Interment will follow in Bostwick Cemetery. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Sunday. Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the arrangements.

2004 - CRIBBS, BETTY PRESSLEY - Homemaker HEPHZIBAH, Ga.- Mrs. Betty Pressley Cribbs, 83, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Doctors Hospital. Funeral services will be held at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Telfair Street Chapel, on Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 2 p.m., with Dr. Bobby Coleman officiating. Burial will follow at Harlem City Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Joe Pressley of Hephzibah and John Jerry Pressley of McCormick; one daughter, Ann Payne of Greenville, S.C.; one brother, John Henry Green and one sister, Rose Bass, both of Augusta; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. A native of Augusta,
Mrs. Cribbs was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on 3/12/2004.

2004 - CRIBBS, DESSIE M. - 89, of Campbell, Calif., entered into rest on April 21, 2004.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the Darling-Fischer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95030; phone 1-408-354-7740. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura.
Ventura County Star - 04-25-04

2004 - CRIBBS, WILLIAM S., William S. "Buddy" Cribbs Jr., 62, died Friday, March 26, 2004. He was born in McIntosh County, living in Iowa, Claxton and Glennville. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and retired from Quaker Oats as a supervisor. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Cribbs, and father and stepmother, W.S. and Jane Cribbs. He is survived by two daughters, Kelly C. Odom of Glennville and Stacy S. Rubner of Mechanicsville, Iowa; two sisters, Diana Middleton and Karen Cribbs, both of Ludowici; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service were held March 31 at Carter Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Keith Rustin officiating. Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville was in charge of arrangements.
The Press-Sentinel, Jesup, GA

2004 - CRIBBS, LESLIE, Leslie Cribbs
CHAMPAIGN – Funeral services for Leslie "Gene" Cribbs, 80, of Champaign will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy. The Rev. Mary Brady will officiate.
Entombment will be in Mount Hope Mausoleum, Champaign, with military rites accorded by VFW Post 5520.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.
Mr. Cribbs died at 3:34 p.m. Thursday (July 1, 2004) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

2004 - HILDA CRIBBS, 71, Homemaker
MULBERRY -- Mrs. Hilda June Cribbs of Mulberry died of heart failure Friday (Nov. 26, 2004) at home. She was 71.
Born March 25, 1933, in Four Oaks, N.C., she came here from Alabama 44 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and Mulberry Memorial American Legion Auxiliary Unit 72.
Mrs. Cribbs was preceded in death by her husband, Paul "Tiny" Cribbs. She is survived by her son, Richard Cribbs, St. Petersburg; daughter, Paula Lynn Stirling, St. Petersburg; stepdaughter, Betty Wyndham, Willow Oak; sister, Sandra Honeycutt, North Carolina; brothers, Michael Wagnon, North Carolina, Joe Earl Logan, Alabama; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Seigler Funeral Home, Mulberry. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

2004 - BARBARA CRIBBS, 65 - Interim Healthcare
LAKELAND -- Ms. Barbara Hawley Cribbs of Lakeland died of congestive heart failure Wednesday (Oct. 20, 2004) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 65.
Born in McCallister, Okla., on July 9, 1939, she came to Lakeland from Chillicothe, Ill., in 1985. She worked at Interim Healthcare.
Ms. Cribbs is survived by her sons, Joe Hawley, John Hawley, both of Lakeland, Tim Hawley, Bartow; six grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lakeland Funeral Home. Services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

2004 - VIRGINIA POLLARD, 69 = Dispatch Technician
WAHNETA -- Mrs. Virginia Cribbs Pollard of Wahneta died of heart disease Tuesday (Nov. 30, 2004) at home. She was 69.
Born in Minor Hill, Tenn., on May 27, 1935, she came to Wahneta from Minor Hill, Tenn., at an early age. She was a retired dispatch technician for GTE in Lake Wales. She was a member of the Assembly of God.
Mrs. Pollard is survived by her husband, Billy F. Pollard; son, Shawn Dunaway, Winter Haven; daughter, Kathy Wren, Lake Wales; stepdaughter, Darla Harper, St. Petersburg; one granddaughter; two stepgranddaughters.
Visitation will be from 10 this morning to noon today at OttLaughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven. Services will follow at noon at the funeral home chapel.

2004 - BETTY CRIBBS, 78 - Aircraft Manufacturing
WINTER HAVEN -- Mrs. Betty Cribbs of Winter Haven died of cancer Wednesday (June 9, 2004) at home. She was 78.
Born in Weiner, Ark., on Feb. 2, 1926, she later came to Winter Haven. She retired from aircraft manufacturing and from Greyhound. She was a member of Inwood Baptist Church.
Mrs. Cribbs was preceded in death by her husband, Winford Cribbs. She is survived by her sons, Michael Cribbs, Winter Haven, and Edward Cribbs, North Carolina; daughters, Ruby Sochia, Winter Haven, and Judith Christian and Brenda Campbell, both of North Carolina; brother, Jerry Baker, Arkansas; sisters, Faye Harrod, Texas, and Sue Michaels, Arkansas; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 this afternoon at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven. Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens, Auburndale.
Memorials may be made to Life Path Hospice.

2004 - ANN M. CRIBBS, 58, of Los Gatos, went to be with her Lord on December 12, 2004. She was the beloved wife of Daniel and mother of Jayson Layne (deceased), loving sister of brother Ray (Marie) Silva, of Laguna Niguel and sister Lois (Merle) Ihrman, of Mission Viejo; mother by marriage to Steven (Darlene) Cribbs and John (Christine) Cribbs; adorning grandmother of 4. Ann received her BA from San Jose State. Her early career began in the High Tech Industry. In her later years, she assisted Daniel in his business. Ann gave of herself by caring and loving on numerous children at SVCC; feeding the homeless at City Team; providing care for her father, Ray, and Daniel's mother, Dessie, in their final years. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at South Valley Christian Church, 590 Shawnee Lane, San Jose, with a reception at the church, following, to celebrate her life. Arrangements by DARLING-FISCHER CHAPEL OF THE HILLS, Los Gatos, CA. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Published in the San Jose Mercury News on 12/16/2004.

2004 - CAROLYN F. CRIBBS, 72, of Seffner passed away January 31, 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Melvin Cribbs; and one son, David Cribbs. She is survived by one son, Daniel Cribbs; three daughters, Jean Lindsay, Rachel Bennett, and Renita Lee Johnson; two brothers, Robert Futch, and Raymond Futch; one sister, Ramona Futch; and six grandchildren, Travis Bennett, Angela Curci, Stacey Lindsay, Steven Lee, Kayla Cribbs, and Chaim Cribbs. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at 11 a.m. at The King's Way Worship Center with Rev. Don Fisher officiating. Interment will follow in Seffner Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Published in the on 2/1/2004.

2004 - CHELLI LYNN CRIBBS, 27, of Plant City passed away January 15, 2004. Chelli is survived by her children, Raymond, Larry, Destiny and Chance; parents, Curtis and Jackie Cribbs; brother, Nathan of Plant City; grandparents, Louise Nelson, Indiana, Curtis and Marie Cribbs, Louisiana, Emma Melton, Plant City. Chelli was a very loving mother, daughter and friend she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services (813) 237-2900 Published in the on 2/2/2004.

2004 - JAMES ONNIE CRIBBS, Funeral for James Onnie Cribbs, 91, of Athens will be Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at 11 a.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Dwight Ridinger, Joe Curtis and Ted Davis officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 5 to 8 at the funeral home. Mr. Cribbs died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Limestone Health Facility. He was born June 29, 1912, in Limestone County to James Ed and Deanie Roberts Cribbs. He was a member of the Seven Mile Post Road Church of Christ. He worked 30 years for the Limestone County Commission in District 4, the last 12 years as a supervisor. He worked 21 years for L&S Supermarket as a clerk. Mr. Cribbs was preceded in death by his parents, James Ed and Deanie Roberts Cribbs; brothers, Cullen Cribbs and J.B. ; and sisters, Pauline McCafferty, Aline Haraway, Flora Lee Bartlett and Cleo Hagood. Survivors include one daughter, Sylvia Ridgeway of Athens; one son-in-law, Paul Ridgeway of Athens; two grandsons, Gary G. Ridgeway of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Terry B. Ridgeway of Athens; two granddaughters-in-law, Amy P. Ridgeway and Debbi K. Ridgeway; five great-grandchildren, Grant, Ashley, Molly, Ryn and Riley Ridgeway; and one brother, Doyce Cribbs of Mayfield, Ill. Pallbearers will be Mack Cribbs, Jimmy Cribbs, Granville Cribbs, Harold McCafferty, Danny McCafferty and Doug McCafferty. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald C. “Dick” Smith, Billy G. Smith Jr., Morris Dunnivant, Allan Harrison and Eugene White. Published in the Decatur Daily on 2/9/2004.

2004 - MARY JOYCE CRIBBS, Funeral for Mary Joyce Cribbs, 61, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Limestone Chapel, burial in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation 6 to 9 tonight. Mrs. Cribbs died Nov. 28, 2004. She was the wife of Gary Mack Cribbs. Published in the Decatur Daily on 11/30/2004.

2005 - HAZEL JUANITA MELTON CRIBBS - Mrs. Hazel Juanita Melton Cribbs, 84, passed away Friday morning at her residence following an extended illness. A lifelong residence of Clinch County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Fargo Evangelistic Church. She was the daughter of the late Israel Melton and Nancy Deloach Melton. She was preceded in death by two sons, Floyd Cribbs and Tommy Cribbs, one sister, Bertha Douglas, and two brothers, Ferris Melton and Aaron Melton. Survivors are four daughters, Doris Hires and Thelda Bradford, both of Fargo, Lavelle Cribbs of Waycross and Phyllis Studebaker of Bushnell, Fla.; three sisters, Nezzie Cribbs of Fargo, Ava Nell Steedley of Homerville and Clennie Williams of Waycross; two brothers, Acline Melton of Fruitland and Vergil Melton of Homerville; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and several other relatives.
Services for Mrs. Cribbs will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at the Wayfare Primitive Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Wayfare Church Cemetery. Mrs. Cribbs will remain in the funeral home, where the family will receive friends this evening from 5 til 9 p.m. ? Roundtree Funeral Home.
December 17, 2005 - Valdosta, GA

Adabelle Cribbs
Jan. 4, 1918 - March 9, 2006
NILES - Adabelle Cribbs, 88, of Peel, Ark., formerly of Niles, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday in Care Manor, Mountain Home, Ark. Survivors include a daughter, Constance R. "Connie" Elmore of Peel; two sons, Gary L. and Paul M., both of South Bend; and two sisters, Mildred Peterson of Portland, Ore., and Marilyn Imel of Gravity, Iowa. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Northway Church of Christ, South Bend, where friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until time of services. Burns Funeral Home, Yellville, Ark., handled arrangements.

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