Emmitt Douglas Crosswhite – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Emmitt Douglas Crosswhite, 76, of Fancy Gap, Va., died at Wheatland Hills Retirement Center, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2013. Doug was born Sept. 3, 1936, to the late Emmitt J. and Helen Whitlock Crosswhite. He was employed at Red Stone Arsenal as an Electronics Engineer from the late 1950s to his retirement in 1994.

Doug was a great banjo picker and produced several albums of bluegrass music and two albums for the Huntsville Association of Folk Music under his Tenn Vale Label. He played old time music in Huntsville, Ala. as the Space City String Band for many years. After his retirement and his move to Fancy Gap, Doug was very active with the Carroll County Genealogy Club and the Hillsville Photography Club. He also found time to visit and care for many friends he had made throughout his life.

Survivors include a daughter, Carrie C. Webb (Brandon), of Lynchburg, Va.; friend, Peggy Crosswhite, of HIllsville, Va.; stepson, Willie McPeak, of Hillsville, Va.; sisters, Jacqueline Crosswhite Jones, of Florence, Ala., and Buffa Crosswhite Koontz, of Huntsville, Ala.; and two grandaughters.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Old Brick Presbyterian Church. The family will recieve friends from 2:30-3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklamhoma City OK 73123-1718, or to your local American Cancer Society or the Carroll County Genealogy Club, P.O. Box 395 Hillsville, VA 24343.

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