Thelma Alice Booth, 88, of Pearisburg, departed this life for her heavenly home Tuesday morning, July 9, 2013 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg, after a long illness. Born in Tazewell on September 23, 1924 she was a daughter of the late Henry and Marty Lawson Crabtree. She spent her adult life in the most noble of callings as a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and spiritual matriarch of her family. “Rabbit” as she was lovingly known loved worshiping with her church family at Pembroke First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers H. P. Crabtree, Jr., and Bill Crabtree; her sisters Edith Johnston and Margarett Leech.
She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband of sixty-seven years, Kenneth E. Booth; her son and daughter-in-law Kenneth E. Jr. and Sharon Booth of Land 0 Lakes, FL; her daughter and son-in-law Dreama B. and Curtis Williams of Pembroke; her beloved grandchildren Emily Walker of Christiansburg, Ben Williams of Kimballton, Christie Bingnam of Pulaski, Brooke Corkhill of Stephens City, Morgan Booth of Pensacola, FL; her eleven great-grandchildren; her sister Naomi C. Morris of NC.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 pm in the Pembroke United Methodist Church with Pastor Dan Elmore and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the church from 12 until 2 pm before the services. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.