Bertha Jane Crabtree

Monday, April 6, 2015

Bertha Jane Crabtree, 81, a lifelong Manila resident, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Mrs. Crabtree was born March 2, 1934, in Thida, Ark., to the late Robert Allen and Laura Jane Nolan Davidson. Mrs. Crabtree was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed riding around, coon hunting, rooster fighting and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Lovetta Freeman of Manila and Vanessa Shirley of Monette; two brothers, Leevon Davidson of Bald Knob and R.A. Davidson of Manila; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Mrs. Crabtree was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jimmy Sherwood; three sons, Keith Crouse, Eddie Crouse and Marty Smith; two daughters, Susan Crouse and Charla Langston; two brothers, Arvol and Lonnie Davidson; three sisters, Audrey Butler, Ludeen Ward and Lautella Weatherford.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Faith Funeral Service Chapel in Manila.