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Austin B. Crotts

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Born 9-30-1931 -- Died 3-2-2007

Austin B. Crotts, 75, of Pleasant Hill, was born Sept. 30, 1931, in Ardasty, Ark., the son of Lester and Gilley Ettermarie (Roberts) Crotts.

He died March 2, 2007, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.

On May 16, 1958, Austin was united in marriage to Pearley Estes in Salem, Ark. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Missouri Department of Transportation. He loved working in his garden and caring for his many pets.

He was of the Pentecost faith.

Survivors include his wife, Pearley Crotts of Pleasant Hill; a brother, Orville Lee Crotts and wife Joan of Elizabeth, Ark.; a sister Lucille Poterfield of Calico Rock and other relatives and many friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Marla Gayle Crotts in 1974.

The funeral services were held March 5 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery Chapel with Harold D. Dinsmore officiating. Burial followed with arrangements under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Vernon Breckenridge, Michael Lugen-beel, Rick Schmoll, Bill Sea-man, Robin Sharp and Clark Stanley.