Curtis Paul Crabtree, a lifelong farmer and carpenter who was able to live a full life of 100 years passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst of injuries sustained from a fall. 

A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Andrew J. and Sarah Sheffield Crabtree. Curtis served our country bravely in the US Army during World War II. He was married to the late Ressie Atkins Crabtree for 76 years until her death in 2017 and was also the last living farmer on the Niagara-Carthage Road. 

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. 

He is survived by his daughter Doris Dunn of Carthage; his son Michael Crabtree and wife Cynthia of Cameron; grandchildren Michael Dunn of Southern Pines and Michelle Dunn of Carthage; great-grandchildren Cody Callahan, Sabrina Dunn and Mikayla Dunn. 

A graveside service will be 2:00 PM Friday at Lamm’s Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Arnold Comer officiating. The body will lie in state at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage on Thursday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The family will receive friends at the home of Doris Dunn. 

Services are entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home. 

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Public Viewing: August 6, 2020 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home
402 Saunders Street
Carthage, NC 28327


Graveside Service: August 7, 2020 2:00 pm

Lamm’s Grove Primitive Baptist Church
1172 Lamm’s Grove Road
Carthage , NC 28327

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  1. Curt was a good man, a good friend and neighbor remember He did a lot of work to help my Daddy. My prayers and thoughts are with the family!

  2. Dear Doris, Michael and all the family,
    Eddiie and I are sad to hear about Mr. Crabtree. Praying for the family. Cherish the memories.
    Sincere Sympathy,
    Eddie and Vetres Livengood

  3. We’re sadden to hear of Curtis’s passing. We enjoyed listening to the stories he would tell of long ago. We are very honored to have attended Curtis 100th birthday on Nov. 17 2019. He will always be remembered in our hearts.

    Johnny and Phyllis Crabtree

  4. Having known Curt for fifty-five odd years, I know he is and will be as Ressie is; greatly missed. I will remember with fondness all the past memories of the both of your parents, and will keep you Doris and Michael along with your families in my prayers. Love, Phillip

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