7/1/12– Mary Ellen Turner Crouch

Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Turner Crouch, age 85, of Manchester, will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Bro. Jimmy Rigsby officiating.

Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM on Sunday, July 1 at Manchester Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crouch passed away Saturday morning at Middle Tennessee Medical Center surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Crouch was born in Smithville, TN, the daughter of the late Charlie and Gladys Parker Turner.

Mary attended and was a member of Main Street Church of Christ.  Until her retirement, Mary was employed at Colonial Shirt Factory in Manchester.  Her hobbies included quilting and gardening, but her greatest joy came from spending time with her loving family.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Crouch was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer L. Crouch, and five brothers, William Edward, James, Jack, J.C., and Charles Turner.

She is survived by her two daughters, Peggy (Edwin) Brake and Rebecca (Don) Harrell, both of Manchester; three granddaughters, Crystal Brake, Brandy Harrell Gibbs, and Ashley Harrell Jernigan; one great granddaughter, Briley Jernigan, all of Manchester; three sisters, Helen (Benny) Todd of Murfreesboro, Audrey (Tommy) Webb of Smithville, and Betty (Junior) Conrad of Niles, MI; one brother, Ernest (Martha) Turner of McMinnville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorial donations for Mrs. Crouch be made to American Cancer Society, 850 Fort Wood St, Chattanooga, TN  37403 or American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX  75231.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Crouch family.