Gertrude “Trudy” Crabtree-Merrell

By  | August 25, 2020 | Filed under: Ardmore Chapel, Obituaries

The family of Gertrude “Trudy” Crabtree-Merrell with great sorrow and many regrets, announce her passing on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 at Huntsville Hospital.

Trudy is survived by her husband of 63 years, Elden Merrell, her four children and eight grandchildren, sister and two brothers. She is the sister of survivors Lynn Crabtree Hefner and Ronnie Crabtree and deceased Roger Crabtree.

Her surviving children are Dr. Tim Merrell, Dawn Manderville, Trent Merrell, Dr. Tracy Merrell and foster-son, Robert Gore.

A graveside service will be held at the Gatlin Cemetery in Ardmore, Alabama on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 at 12 noon.

Trudy was an avid pianist and sung with the Redstone Federal Credit Union Christmas choir for many years. She was a wonderful chef known for her signature dishes including her authentic Italian Spaghetti sauce and meatballs, “Grans Cornbread dressing”, and Gran’s southern Fried Chicken. she loved flower gardening and playing cards. Trudy and Elden spent many years square dancing. She was a loved Mother and Grandmother.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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