Margaret R. Crabtree

March 3, 1921August 25, 2014

Margaret (Barkey) Rainwaters Crabtree, 93, passed peacefully in her sleep Monday, August 25, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband, Travis A. Crabtree Sr., a daughter, Phyllis C. Henley, her brothers, Bert Rainwaters, Ennis (Hen) Rainwaters, Artis (Hard) Rainwaters and one sister, Esther (Sissy) Rainwaters. She is survived by her son Travis (Chipper) A. Crabtree Jr, and brother, Dutch Rainwaters, a grandson, Allen C. Fincher, two great grandchildren, Aubrey Fincher and Alexandria Fincher along with many loving family members. Funeral services will be performed by the Reverend Mike Green at Leak Memory Chapel 2:00 p.m. with visitation 1:00 p.m. on Friday August 29, 2014. Pallbearers will be the deacons of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. They are E. E. Bracknell, Walt Wilson, Tyson Thompson, Homer Kuykendall, Don Weathers, and John Bethany. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memorial of Margaret's name to Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Margaret (Barkey) will always be remembered as a loving giving person with a passion for God's beautiful creations of flowers and plants. Forever, she will remain in our hearts.


  • Visitation Friday, August 29, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 29, 2014

Margaret R. Crabtree

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Janice Henke

September 8, 2014

Chip, thinking of you and hoping you will find comfort in special memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Janice Henke

Mary Horowitz

September 1, 2014

Rest in Peace beautiful Steel Magnolia.

Syble Lee

August 31, 2014

A. Margaret knew how very much she was loved by he brothers, nieces and nephews.she was a believer in making peace and giving your flowers to someone before they die. She keep us straight, and told it like it was.She was one of a kind, and very special to us!!!

August 31, 2014

My condolences to the family. Such a great woman. She will be dearly missed. May the god of comfort strengthen you during this time.

Linda Finkelstein, RN

August 30, 2014

Mrs. Crabtree was one of my favorite patients at Dr. Miller-Frost office. She came to me with all kinds of questions and wanted advice on many things in her life. We always spoke about her grandson out west and her daughter.Her favorite plant was the lemon tree at her home and would bring me one year after year, delicious! The lemon tree would trigger so many wonderful memories for her. She is now in GODS arms and at peace! May the LORD Bless all of you and may you know that Mrs. Crabtree was loved by many, especially me.

Su Bowden

August 28, 2014

Margaret was an exceptional lady. She was the glue that made everything work. I will miss my buddy and the times shared. I loved this lady so much and will miss her. Every time I see a bird or look at a flower I will think of her love for God's creation.

Eric Rainwaters

August 28, 2014

I just heard it thunder outside, that was probably God and Aunt Barkey butting heads on whitch flowers to plant in heaven. You will be missed!
Love Eric Lynn and the girls

Lisa Bannister

August 28, 2014

Dear Chip,

I am saddened to read of your Mother's passing. May happy memories help to comfort you during this most difficult of times. Lisa

BBVA Comapss Cornerstone Branch

August 28, 2014

Her presence will certainly be missed. She was always kind and cheerful.

Kendra Lee

August 28, 2014

Aunt Barkey was such a sweet lady who always lit up the room with her beautiful smile and laughter. We sill miss you! Prayers to Chipper and the family.
Love Rusty and Kendra Lee