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Ellen Crotts

Ellen Agner Crotts

Wednesday, June 27th, 1917 - Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Obituary

Ellen Oney Agner Crotts, 101, of Salem, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019.

Ellen was born on June 27, 1917, in Salem, Va., to the late James Andrew Agner, Sr. and Fannie Hilda Vandegrift Agner.

She was a life member of Salem Baptist Church, and was associated for many years with the North American Mission Board, formerly the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William Lloyd Crotts, Jr., their daughters, Susan Elaine Crotts and Patricia Crotts Hurt; son-in-law, Jim Hurt; and brothers, James Andrew Agner, Jr. and Webster V. Agner.

The large and loving family that mourns her passing includes grandchildren, Suzann Hurt and John Hurt; great-granddaughter, Kylie Lambert; step-great-grandchildren, Ty Smith, Dylan Smith, and Elaina Smith; and sisters-in-law, Martha Agner, Louise Gilbert, Doris Conner and husband, Edsel, Bonnie Hartsel and husband, Paul, Clara Oliver, and Lillie Crotts. In her final years, Ellen was loved and cared for by a host of special friends, nieces, nephews, and in-laws who enjoyed her quick wit and wonderful stories about family and growing up in Salem.

The family expresses sincere thanks to Larry and Linda Markham and Grover and Opal Nixon for their many years of support and friendship.

Family and friends may gather from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019, in the funeral home’s chapel with Rev. Everett Kier officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Flowers are beautiful and appreciated, but the family requests donations to either Salem Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnmoakey.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, May 24th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, May 24th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Everett Kier
  • Interment

    Friday, May 24th, 2019 |
    When
    Friday, May 24th, 2019
    Location
    Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
    Address
    5737 Airport Road
    Roanoke, Virginia 24012
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Cindy McLendon

Posted at 07:51pm
What a glorious homecoming Aunt Ellen must have had! Not only seeing our Lord and Savior but being reunited with all her loved ones. Love and sympathy to all the family. We are unable to be there for the funeral but our hearts and thoughts are with you all.
JL

James Bearden lll

Posted at 06:15am
Sorry for your loss. 101 years old ....wow, that’s a strong individual. Yet in God’s eyes, that was a child’s age. No one in good health, no matter the age, wants to die. We all have an urge to live forever. In Genesis 1:28, God told Adam to Be fruitful and become many, fill the earth and subdue it,...that would take a long time. That was God’s purpose in the beginning. To live forever and enjoy life. When Satan stepped in, we have been suffering since then but God’s will never changed. He still wants humans to live forever. Once Satan is abyss, what a wonderful world we will have. God’s purpose will be restored. We will no longer get sick nor die. We will see our loved ones again. I know that words do bring comfort but the Bible heals our heart. Again I’m sorry for your loss.
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