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Patrick John Anderson

01/15/2000 ~ 02/15/2019

Services will be held: 02/19/2019


Carolyn Prince Buffaloe

10/16/1937 ~ 02/15/2019

Services will be held: 02/20/2019


Jeanne Dupree Johnson

08/30/1934 ~ 02/16/2019

Services will be held: 02/23/2019

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Lillian Corvi Barbour

02/20/1928 ~ 02/12/2019

Services will be held: 02/16/2019

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Fred “Freddy” Allen Elliott, Jr.

03/07/1962 ~ 02/12/2019

Services will be held: 02/16/2019

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Sherry Wilson Midgette

08/07/1949 ~ 02/12/2019

Services will be held: 02/15/2019

Shirley Clinger

Shirley Lee Clinger

03/28/1946 ~ 01/25/2019

Services will be held: 02/16/2019

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Janice Norris Sais

10/30/1943 ~ 02/11/2019

Services will be held: 02/15/2019

Rev. Millard Crumpler

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08/28/1921 ~ 04/10/2018

RALEIGH – The Reverend Clarence Millard Crumpler, age 96, of Raleigh, passed away Tuesday. A native of Cumberland County, he was the son of the late Clarence Austin and Mattie McLaurin Crumpler.

He spent his childhood on Meadowbrook Dairy Farm in Eastover community of Fayetteville with his 8 brothers and sisters and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Rev. Crumpler faithfully pastored for 54 years in churches in North Carolina and Maryland. (Central Bapt. Church in Wendell, Highland Bapt. Church & Creedmoor Rd. Bapt. Church in Raleigh, Rhodhiss Bapt. Church in Rhodhiss, Mars Hill Bapt. Church in Baltimore, MD, New Hope Bapt. Church in Whiteville, and Olive Chapel Bapt. Church in Apex, NC)

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Naomi Stokes Crumpler, and his 2 sons, the Rev. David Richard Crumpler and his wife Ruth Ellen Crumpler, and Mark Stephen Crumpler and his wife Beverly Jackson Crumpler, 4 grandchildren, Marshall Alexander Crumpler, John Stephen Crumpler, Mark Aaron Samosky, and John Stuart Samosky, and 3 great-grand-children, Jackson Parker Samosky, Benjamin Roland Samosky, and Alora Nicole Samosky.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 am Saturday at Highland Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm Friday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 1200 Benson Road, Garner.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Highland Bapt. Church, 8524 Crowder Rd. , Raleigh, NC 27603. or The Reverend C. Millard and Naomi Crumpler Divinity School Endowment Scholarship, PO Box 125, Buies Creek, NC 27506, ATTN: Advancement Services Offices.



6:00-8:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
1200 Benson Road Garner, NC 27529



11:00 am

Highland Baptist Church
8524 Crowder Road Raleigh, NC 27603

Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park


  1. Yvonne Sarvis

    Prayers for a wonderful family and glorious meeting with Heavenly Father

  2. Sam and Paula Cartrett

    Heaven has another Angel. So sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. Let us know if you need anything. We love y’all.

  3. Annette and Pat Powell

    Bless you and your family David! What a blessing to know we’ll see them again!

  4. Adam & Renee

    Golly, D!
    Really sorry to hear this about PopPop. :-(
    Have been !BUT! will continue praying with and for all of you!
    Just let us know when you are ready for another “adventure.” ;-)
    We Love You!

  5. Sadie Pleasant

    Mr. and Mrs. Crumpler are very special people to me. He married Marvin and me .on June 23, 1957 while a pastor at ‘Central Baptist Church in Wendell. He was in seminary while pastor at Central and I typed all of his papers for him.

  6. Susan Dugan

    Uncle Millard will be greatly missed. He was a very kind man. He loved the Lord and served Him well. I have been praying for you and will continue to pray for the Crumpler family in the days ahead. Love to you all.

  7. Lynn Shaw

    Dave, praying for you and your family in this time and blessed by reading such uplifting words about your dad. Lynn and Bobby Shaw

  8. Sandy N. Penny

    Rev. Crumpler was a Godly man. He listen, he prayed, he witnessed and he was such a blessing to be around. I had the pleasure of knowing this man of God at Highland Baptist Church. God has gained a wonderful ANGEL. RIP Rev. Crumpler.

  9. Jeanette Noss

    Hi Dave, it was so nice talking with you this morning. Remember, God is holding you in His hands all through this! Your family is very special to us! We love you so much! Sending hugs and prayers!

  10. Jon & Darla Evans

    Dear Naomi, David, Mark, and families,
    We have shared godly love with the Crumpler and Stokes families for almost half a century, which is not much in comparison to living in God’s loving eternal presence when we all get Home. Glory to God. His great reunion is dear to our hearts, where we will no longer be separated by distance or time. The peace of Christ be with you all. Sending love and hugs on the wings of prayer,
    Jon & Darla Evans

  11. Wade & Wendy Marshburn

    Dave your Chadbourn Baptist Church families are lifting your entire family up in prayer brother! May God hold y’all tight and may He be glorified through your fathers life and ministry.

  12. Jason and Vera Walker

    Dave, Ruth Ellen, Marshall and family please accept our condolences on the loss of your loved one. We are lifing you up in prayer that God’s will fill you with his grace and love.

    Jason and Vera

  13. David Crumpler

    Thank you so much for your words of comfort and encouragement. I am still grasping the notion of just how many lives my dad touched over his lifetime. I want to say thank you, God bless you, and we love you.

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