Croslin, Mary Elizabeth

Posted: Mon 9:04 AM, Mar 04, 2013
Funeral Home: J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Broadway chapel
Mary Elizabeth Croslin, 77, of Alvaton, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, at Hospice House at 4:18 p.m. Mary Elizabeth was born Oct. 26, 1935, in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Wright “Buddy” Croslin; her parents, Winburn P. and Roxie Bell Purcell Humphrey; two sisters, Bonnie Humphrey and Betty Lacy; and two great-grandchildren, Bailey Fletcher and Isiah Vincent.

Mary Elizabeth was retired from Union Underwear Co. after working 33 years and member of Burton Memorial Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by two daughters, Tara Gibbs (Larry) of Alvaton and Judy Jones (Marty) of Bowling Green; three sons, Hugh Porter Croslin (Sissy) of Scottsville, James “Doc” Croslin (Carol) of Scottsville and Charles “Eddie” Croslin (companion Pat Napier) of Bowling Green; five sisters, Inez Summers (Benny) Auburn, Bobbie Lay (Stanley), Alice Pillow (Jerry), Patsy Hudson (Speedy), all of Bowling Green, and JoAnn Abernathy (Tommy) of Atlanta; six brothers, Charles Humphrey, Gerald Humphrey (Bonnie), Donald Humphrey (Sue), Kenneth Humphrey, Larry Humphrey (Patti) and Benny Humphrey (Donna), all of Bowling Green; eight grandchildren, Tracy Burckhard (Chris) of Bowling Green, Jami Foster of Scottsville, Larry (LJ) Gibbs (Shannon) of Bowling Green, Melissa Fletcher (Brian) of Columbia, Stephanie Axford of Sparta, Tenn., Tierra Vincent (Matthew) of Brownsville, and Jamie Lynn Davidson and Tasha Whaley, both of Sparta, Tenn.; 16 great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren, Matt Napier of Bowling Green, Tammy Valdez (Jesse) of Marysville, Wash., Scotty Gibbs (Deanna) of Bowling Green, Ryan Gibbs (Melissa) of Oakland, Tammy Perkins (Eric) of Concord, N.C., and Samuel Jones of Bowling Green: and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at J.C. Kirby and Son Broadway Chapel, with visitation from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Burton Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of J. C. Kirby and Son Broadway Chapel.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern Kentucky Inc., 5872 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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