Mr. Thomas Stevens “Tom” Crabtree, age 81, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on May 8, 1934, in Imboden, Arkansas, the loving son of the late, Marshall Dexter and Jennie Sue (Holobaugh) Crabtree. He was a 1952 graduate of the Sloan-Hendrix Academy in Imboden, Arkansas. Tom was united in marriage on December 11, 1954, at the First Baptist Church in Biggers, Arkansas, to Theresa Ann Smith and to this union arrived two sons, Thomas Stevens and Marshall Eugene to bless their home. Tom and Theresa shared nearly 61 years of marriage together until Theresa passed away on March 24, 2015. He was employed for Brown Shoe Factory in Pocahontas, Arkansas, from 1952 to 1969. Tom was employed for the US Shoe Factory from 1969 to 1998. Tom was a Plant Manager for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, from 1978 to 1998. Tom was a member of the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 and the Kiwanis Club of Vevay. Tom was also a Kentucky Colonel and a Sagamore of the Wabash. He served on the Switzerland County Gas Board and the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Merit Board. He was a former Vice President of the Vevay Switzerland County Foundation. Tom resided in the Switzerland County community since 1978. Tom enjoyed watching UK basketball, college baseball, farming, his cattle and spending time with his grandkids and his great-granddaughter. Tom passed away with his loving family by his side at 2:47 pm, Monday, March 7, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Tom will be dearly missed by his sons: Thomas Stevens “Steve” Crabtree, II. & his wife: Mona of Vevay, IN & Marshall Eugene “Gene” Crabtree & his wife: Donna of Pleasant, IN; his grandchildren: Eric Crabtree & his wife: Lindsey of Lexington, KY, Marshall Thomas Crabtree of Pleasant, IN & James Dexter Crabtree of Pleasant, IN; his great-granddaughter: Abigail Dawn Crabtree of Lexington, KY; his sisters: Paula Bookout & her husband: Simon of Little Rock, AR & Martha Kicklighter & her husband: Bill of Glennville, GA; his half-sister: Georgia Sallee of Rector, AR; his brothers: W.C. Bud Crabtree & his wife: Roline of Columbus, OH & Billy Gene Crabtree of Jonesboro, AR; his sister-in-law: Sandra Mundorff & her husband: Larry of Kerney, MO & his several nieces & nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Marshall Dexter & Jennie Sue (Holobaugh) Crabtree; his wife of nearly 61 years: Theresa Ann (Smith) Crabtree, died March 24, 2015; his half-sisters: Lucille Harkey, Lorene Lawyer, Halleen Barbarine & Dolores McCauley; his half-brother: Marshall Dexter Crabtree, Jr.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Chaplain Simon Bookout, at the Cox Funeral Home, 3280 Highway 67 B North Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476.Interment will follow in the Hope Cemetery, Imboden, Arkansas.Friends may call 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043 & 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saturday, March 12, 2016, Cox Funeral Home, 3280 Highway 67 B North Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476.Masonic Services will be conducted by the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home.Memorial contributions may be made to Crabtree Family Endowment Fund % Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral homes.
RelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Harry Redknapp has laughed off speculation he could have taken over as Nigeria’s boss.The former Tottenham and Portsmouth manager was rumoured to have been the lined up by Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Sport to replace Gernot Rohr as the Super Eagles coach. However, on Tuesday, the Nigerian Football Federation confirmed that Rohr had reached an agreement to continue in his role in charge of the three-time African champions.Redknapp joked: “Yeah, well I spoke to Sandra and she’s always wanted to live in Nigeria.“She said it’s amazing that this has come up now, because that was her dream.“So we’re looking to sell up, we’re putting the house on the market.“We’re looking to get somewhere over there if possible. “I’m sure, she’d love it there.“I’ve told her, she’d absolutely love it. I’m ready to go!”The 73-year-old, who has not managed since a brief stint at Birmingham in 2017, added: “I actually went there a few years ago with Portsmouth, we played Manchester United, but I don’t think I’ll really be going back.”Rohr’s deal was due to expire in June, but that has now been extended.Tags: Gernot RohrHarry RedknappNigeriaSuper EaglesTottenham Hotspur
Around sports world, Juneteenth celebrated like never beforeUNDATED (AP) — Bradley Beal grabbed a microphone and asked the crowd that joined the Washington Wizards and WNBA’s Washington Mystics on a march to collectively raise a fist into the air and join together in saying “Together we stand.” And they did.Such was the sentiment across sports on Friday, as many teams from the major U.S. pro leagues stopped to commemorate Juneteenth — the celebration of what occurred June 19, 1865, the day that all enslaved Black people in the U.S. learned they had been freed from bondage.The day carried particular importance this year, with teams recognizing the day as important enough to declare it a paid holiday for workers — acknowledging the problems the country is facing today after several weeks of protests demanding the elimination of police brutality and racial inequality.Many pro athletes, Black and white, have taken part in those protests. — Many teams from the major U.S. pro leagues stopped to commemorate Juneteenth — the celebration of what occurred June 19, 1865, the day that all enslaved Black people in the U.S. learned they had been freed from bondage. The day carried particular importance this year, with teams recognizing the day as important enough to declare it a paid holiday for workers — acknowledging the problems the country is facing today after several weeks of protests demanding the elimination of police brutality and racial inequality.— A group of Black Major League Soccer players has formed a coalition to address systematic racism in their communities and bring about change within the league. The coalition is the result of an Instagram group that began after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, which spawned a wave of nationwide protests against racism and policy brutality. Started by Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow, the group grew to some 70 MLS players, who decided to act and the Black Players Coalition of MLS was born. — The NCAA is expanding its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its sponsored events. The current ban, in place since 2001, prevents states from hosting what the NCAA calls predetermined sites, such as men’s basketball tournament games. Mississippi is the only state currently affected by the policy. The expanded policy means that even when sites of games are determined by performance as they are in sports such as baseball and women’s basketball, Mississippi schools will not be permitted to host NCAA tournament games.NFL-NEWS49ers wide receiver Richie James Jr. breaks right wrist The announcement came while Major League Baseball owners and players try to negotiate a deal to begin the season amid the coronavirus pandemic, including health protocols. Some players had been recently been working out at spring training sites while practicing social distancing.The sides had hoped to have players begin testing Tuesday and then begin a second round of spring training on June 26. Most teams would likely hold those workouts at their home ballparks, rather than at their spring camps in Florida and Arizona.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Five-time PGA Tour winner Nick Watney tested positive Friday for the coronavirus, the first player with a confirmed infection since golf resumed its schedule last week. Watney withdrew immediately withdrew from the RBC Heritage and must self-isolate for at least 10 days under the PGA Tour’s protocols. Watney played the opening round with Vaughn Taylor and Luke List. As part of the contact tracing plan, Taylor, List and their caddies were to be tested immediately.—The NASCAR Cup race at Texas will have thousands of spectators in the stands. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has approved a comprehensive action plan submitted by the track to allow fans for the July 19 race. While the state allows 50% capacity for outdoor sporting events, track president Eddie Gossage says it’s too early to know how many fans will be able to attend. With social distancing protocols in place, the speedway first has to reassign seating for people who had already purchased tickets for the race that was originally scheduled for March 29. The track capacity is about 135,000. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSPhillies close Florida camp after 5 players test positiveUNDATED (AP) — Five players for the Philadelphia Phillies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the team’s spring camp in Florida, prompting the club to indefinitely close the complex. The team also said Friday that three staff members at the camp have tested positive. The club didn’t identify any of those affected. Philadelphia has shut the camp in Clearwater, Florida, to players, coaches and staff while medical authorities assess the situation. Associated Press June 19, 2020 — An unidentified San Francisco 49ers player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 after an informal workout with teammates in Tennessee. The NFL Network reported that one player who took part in the workouts this week in Nashville has tested positive. All the players who were there will now get tested to see if there is any spread. The team declined to comment, citing federal and state privacy laws about the personal health of employees.— The Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facilities Thursday after five team employees tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person tells The Associated Press the team and the NHL haven’t announced the closure. The NHL is also no longer announcing which teams individual players tested positive. The developments come some two weeks after players were allowed to return to their respective facilities to take part in voluntary on- and off-ice workouts.— Canada has approved a National Hockey League plan to play in Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic. The plan required an exemption as the U.S.-Canada border is currently closed to all non-essential travel until at least July 21 and those who enter Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. The league plans to have training camps open in July and to play games without spectators in a couple of cities in late July or August. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada’s top public health officer as well as the top health officers of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Toronto worked closely with the NHL to approve the plan.— A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Albert Pujols (POO’-hohlz) will pay the salaries of the Los Angeles Angels’ furloughed employees in his native Dominican Republic for five months. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Pujols didn’t publicly announce his commitment to pay roughly $180,000 to cover the salaries. The strict budget cuts made by Angels owner Arte Moreno during the coronavirus pandemic have included extensive furloughs for scouts, player development staff and minor league employees.SPORTS-JUNETEENTH UNDATED (AP) — San Francisco 49ers receiver Richie James Jr. has broken his right wrist during offseason workouts and won’t be ready to return to the field until after the start of training camp.The 49ers confirmed a report of the injury by NFL Network on Friday and said they will have a better idea of how long James will be sidelined after he reports to training camp next month. NFL Network said James is expected to miss at least two months.James is the second receiver lost to injury this week for the defending NFC champion 49ers. No. 1 wideout Deebo Samuel underwent surgery Thursday to repair a fracture in his left foot suffered during informal player workouts in Tennessee. Samuel said he expects to be back in 10 weeks, meaning his will miss the start of training camp but should be healthy for the season opener Sept. 13.In other NFL news:— The New York Jets have agreed to terms with Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims, their second-round draft pick in April, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Mims fits a major need for a Jets offense that lost its top wideout, Robby Anderson, to Carolina in free agency. Chosen 59th overall, Mims will get a four-year deal worth about $5.5 million. New York has signed only one of its 2020 draftees, fifth-round cornerback Bryce Hall of Virginia. Spokesman Dustin Morse said the removal was an internal decision, but the team had “certainly heard from outside fans and the community over the years” about Griffith’s remarks.Griffith sold the Twins to banker Carl Pohlad in 1984.In other developments related to the national protests against racial injustice:— The agency that manages RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., removed a statue of George Preston Marshall, who moved the team from Boston to Washington. Marshall resisted integrating the team with Black players until “forced to do so” in 1962, according to his biography on the Pro Football Hall of Fame website. Marshall was inducted into the Hall in 1963; he died in 1969. Events DC officials called the removal on Friday “a small and overdue step on the road to lasting equality and justice.” A Redskins spokesman did not immediately comment.— Former NFL quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick is helping to fund the cost of legal representation for some protesters who were arrested during demonstrations in the days after George Floyd’s death. The Star Tribune reports that Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Foundation has donated what’s described as a “substantial” sum to attorneys nationwide. Kaepernick is the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who took a knee in 2016 during the national anthem to protest police brutality. The NBA gave its employees paid time off on Juneteenth for the first time and Commissioner Adam Silver urged league personnel to take the day and think about race relations.AMERICA PROTESTS-SPORTSTwins remove ex-owner Griffith statue over racist remarksUNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing racist remarks he made in 1978.Griffith’s statue was one of several installed when the team opened its ballpark in 2010. Griffith moved the Washington Senators to Minnesota for the 1961 season, and the team was renamed the Twins. During a 1978 speech to a Waseca Lions club, Griffith said he decided to do make the move “when I found out you only had 15,000 blacks here.” The team says it “cannot remain silent and continue ignoring the racist comments he made in Waseca.” — NFL Network and NFL RedZone went dark on DISH Network and Sling TV last night as both sides try to reach a new distribution agreement. The lack of an agreement impacts 11.32 million subscribers. DISH has 9.01 million and Sling TV accounts for another 2.31 million. The NFL is still deep into the offseason with preseason games not scheduled to begin for another two months.TRANSGENDER-SPORTS BAN-IDAHO-LAWSUITTrump administration backs Idaho transgender sports banBOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports — the first such law in the nation — received backing on Friday from the administration of President Donald Trump.The support came in the form of a court filing submitted by the U.S. Department of Justice, saying a federal judge considering a lawsuit challenging the ban should conclude that the law does not violate the U.S. Constitution. Update on the latest sports The ban prohibits transgender students who identify as female from playing on female teams sponsored by public schools, colleges and universities. The ban does not apply to men’s teams.The American Civil Liberties Union and Legal Voice women’s rights group that filed the lawsuit in April, contending the law violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause because it is discriminatory.
Coach of the national football team of Ireland Martin O’Neill said that he is not concerned for security during the upcoming match between Ireland and B&H at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on November 16, after one of the unheard-of terrorist attacks occurred on November 13 in Paris in the vicinity of Stade the France where the friendly match between Germany and France was being played, reported the Irish Independent.O’Neill said he is appalled with the events in Paris and that those can reflect on football matches.“I hope that the stadium is well secured and I believe everything will be all right. I did not do a lot of thinking about that either, I was thinking more about Paris itself,” the Irish coach said.Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ireland Charlie Flanagan said on Saturday that the level of threat for Ireland is very low. Stadium Old Trafford was yesterday under special security surveillance during the UNICEF humanitarian match organized by David Beckham.(Source: novovrijeme.ba/ photo setante)