Martha Louise (Ridenour) Crass

March 31, 1945 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 74)


Martha Louise Ridenour Crass, age 74 of Athens, passed away, Monday, September 2, 2019 at her residence. 
A native of Sweetwater and resident of McMinn County most of her life, she was a daughter of the late Fred J. and Gertie Riddle Ridenour, and was preceded in death by 2 brothers and sister-in-law, Charles and Linda Ridenour, David Ridenour; 1 sister, Brenda Moore; Special friends Robin and Eleanor Moore;  Father and Mother-in-law, James and Ella Rhea Crass.
She was a member of Valley Road Baptist Church and was retired from Thomas & Betts after close to 40 years of service.
Her husband of 49 years, Curtis Crass;
1 daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Eddie Blankenship of Athens;
1 son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Fawn Crass of Athens;
4 granddaughters and spouses, Cayci and Bradley Nabors, Brittany and Eric Cagle, Nicole and Mat Olenick and Brianna Crass;
5 great-grandsons, Jace Richeson, Maverick Nabors, Bryce Cagle, Colt Nabors and Tucker Olenick;
4 Sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Wayne Owens, Stella Wicker, Linda and Bob Graves, Judy Decamp;
1 brother Bobby Ridenour;
2 sisters-in-law and spouses, Bertha and Rickie Byrum, Ginger and Larry McDaniel;
Several nieces and nephews;
Funeral services will be 7:00 PM Friday, September 6, 2019 at Valley Road  Baptist Church with Rev. David Coffman and Rev. J.W. Smith Officiating.
Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, September 7, 2019 at McMinn Memory Gardens.  Active pallbearers will be Justin Roderick, Eric Cagle, Bradley Nabors, Wayne Owens, Larry McDaniel and Rickie Byrum.  The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM Friday prior to the service at Valley Road Baptist Church.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to all that came by and called and to Hospice of Chattanooga, Dr. Carter and her nurse Charlie for their care of Martha.
Those unable to attend may send condolences to  Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements.

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September 6, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Valley Road Baptist Church
860 County Road 187
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
September 6, 2019

7:00 PM
Valley Road Baptist Church, McMinn Memory Gardens

Graveside Service
September 7, 2019

11:00 AM
McMinn Memory Gardens, Woodward Ave

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