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Mrs. Myrtle M. Crumpler, 81, of 180 Southwood Drive, Clinton, NC, formerly of Garland, NC., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC.  

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at 12 noon, at Summerville-boykin Mortuary Chapel.  Burial will follow in Garland Community Cemetery.  She is survived by a daughter, Retha Freckleton, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.; step-sons, Jamal Johnson, Wallace, NC and Jameka Newton, Harrells, NC; sisters, Eunice Beatty, Harrells, NC, Geneva Townsend, Elizabethtown, NC and Rachel Fryar, Garner, NC; brothers, Charlie Murphy, Hope Mills, NC, Rev. Johnny B. Murphy, Harrells, NC and George Murphy, Germany; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  

A viewing will be held from 5pm-7pm Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, at the mortuary.

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  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Summerville-Boykin Mortuary, Inc.
  • Sunday, December 24, 2017
    Everything that happens prior to death is a preparation for the final voyage. Death marks the beginning, not the end. It is our journey to God.
    ~ Dr. Louis & Lydia Fryar   Garland, NC
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017
    Southwood will miss this special Lady! Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of this family.
    ~ Joy Pope ( Southwood)   Clinton, NC
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017
    Retha, we regret to hear about the recent loss of your mother. It surely is a very difficult time; but we both hope you can find some comfort in the words of Nahum 1:7 which reads: "Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him." Yes, you can rely completely on our Loving God. He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29, Isaiah 55:11). Then death will be gone forever (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:3,4) Going online at JW.ORG, We have found great Bible help as well as videos about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez