Noble Crumley, 82, of Cave City died March 21, 2003, at his home. He was born April 16, 1920, near Cave City in Independence County to Emmit and Naomi Mobley Crumley. He was a livestock dealer and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Olean Crumley of the home; one son, Tommy Crumley of Cave City; one daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Tommy Martin of Charlotte; two brothers, Alfred Crumley of Cave City and Leonard Crumley of Magness; one sister, Rosalee Thomas of Desha; three grandchildren -- Billy Pierce and wife Kim of Southside, Tonya King and husband, Johnny of Cave City, and Tara Goodson and husband Wes of Charlotte; two great-grandchildren -- Anthony Pierce of Southside, and Tim King of Cave City; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Clyde Crumley and Ralph Crumley.
Services were March 24 at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Bro. Bob Grimes and Bro. Jack Meier officiating. Burial was in the James Cemetery southeast of Cave City in the Cedar Grove community, with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Robin Bowren, Richard Cruthis, Ronnie Thomas, Max Hunter, Van Sawyer, Mitch Brewer, Bob Vichkon and Robert Darwin.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Robert Walton, Wes Goodson, Johnnie King, Billy Pierce, Mitch Ives, Ellis Runyan and Leeman James.