Jerrel Crisp

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Jerrel Crisp

    Jerrel E. Crisp, 80, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at a hospital in Milledgeville, Ga.
    He was the son of the late James Riley Crisp and Hazel Forrister Crisp.
    Jerrel was a lifetime resident of Murphy and member of Trout Cove Baptist Church. He was very active in church as a deacon, choir leader, and with gospel quartets.
    Jerrel also loved to coon hunt.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Johnson Crisp; daughter, Linda Dianne Brown; brothers, James Harvey Crisp and Franklin Dewayne Crisp; sister, Frances Millsaps; and granddaughter, Deneise Gulledge.
    He is survived by his daughter, Geneva Moody; brothers, Claude Howell Crisp and Julious Richard Crisp; sister, Barbara Crisp; grandchildren, Sherry Hill and husband Brian, and Doug Allen; great-grandchildren, Tiffany Hill Jones, Brooke Hamilton, Daniel Allen, Dustin Gulledge and Nicole Gulledge; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy. The Revs. Hoyt Brown and Zack Orton officiated. Burial was in Mount Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.
    The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.
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    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.