Visitation Information:

January 15th, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Service Information:

January 15th, 2019 at 02:00 PM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Mrs. Martha Ann Davis Crenshaw, 71

Martha Ann Davis Crenshaw native and lifetime resident of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 following a brief illness.

She was the daughter of the late John and Betty (Davis) Davis. Martha Ann was in the 1965 graduating class of Gainesville High School and graduated Brenau University with a Master’s in Education. She was a member of the Junior Service League and the First United Methodist Church. Martha Ann is retired from Northeast Boy Scout Council.

Mrs. Crenshaw is survived by her Husband of 47 years, George William (Bill) Crenshaw; son and daughter-in-law; Chad and Erin Crenshaw; daughter and son-in-law; Chase and Phillip Townsend; grandchildren; Davis Crenshaw, Harrison Crenshaw, Aiden Skinner, William Sawyer Crenshaw.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in the Chapel of Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service. Interment will be in Alta Vista Cemetery.

With Martha Ann Being a proud cancer survivor, in lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Cancer Society or the Dream Dachshund Rescue.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 989 Riverside Dr., Gainesville, GA  30501 is in charge of arrangements.

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Condolences 29
Linda Tanner Banks 2019-01-12 18:22:31
My sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to Martha Ann's family. MAD (as she was affectionately known by me) and I went to Brenau College together and managed to keep in touch throughout the past decades. I will always remember her huge smile and her laughter, which never faded with age. I have faith that she is enjoying her new home up above and that we shall all meet again some day. Much love to her family, Linda
Martha Hale Ruckle 2019-01-12 20:55:58
So sorry for your loss,sending prayers to Bill and the family God bless.
Laura Jones Williams 2019-01-12 21:53:34
Thoughts and prayers sent your way! Martha Ann was a wonderful woman. Rest In Peace Momma Crenshaw. U will be loved.
Pamela A. Bowen 2019-01-12 21:58:57
Love and prayers to Bill, Chad, and Chase. She was a wonderful friend throughout a life time of memories,
Jena L. Wilson 2019-01-12 22:25:48
So sorry to hear about Martha Ann. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ronald & Jena Wilson
Marian Hope Finco 2019-01-12 23:01:32
I am so sorry to hear about Martha Ann. My thoughts and prayers are with Bill and the family.
Cheryl Castleberry 2019-01-13 03:00:27
Praying for you all during this time of bereavement, Mrs. Crenshaw is watching over you now. May God bless you all.
Melvin And Pam Reeves 2019-01-13 04:02:11
Bill, We are so sorry for your loss. Pam and I will keep you in our prayers.
Kathy Waldrep 2019-01-13 06:46:13
Chad I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so sweet to me when she came into Home Depot. She will be missed. I'm praying for God's comfort for you and your family.
Jaime Allen 2019-01-13 11:28:28
Martha Ann was a great woman & will be deeply missed. We started out working at the Boy Scouts together. Praying for comfort.
Lynn wilson Wiggs 2019-01-13 11:36:56
I loved your mom Chad and Chase. She was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Clara Andrews Anderson 2019-01-13 16:31:28
I was so sad to see this. I have Martha Ann's family in my prayers.
Mike and Sue Stout 2019-01-13 17:11:55
Dear Bill and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Martha Ann's passing. I know she was so proud of her family! So thankful we were able to visit on the phone a few weeks ago. My sister and I have sweet memories of being with Martha Ann when we were children. We are second cousins. I know she will be missed and I have been praying for you all! Praying you will feel God's comfort and peace. Love you!
Linda Graves Sigler 2019-01-13 17:33:59
Dear Bill, I knew and loved Martha Ann my whole life—-and you since you moved to Gainesville in sixth grade. I’m glad y’all had a long and happy 47 years together, and a fine family. Please know that I care. Sincerely, Linda
john and mary frances andrews 2019-01-13 18:50:22
So very sorry for your loss.
Elaine and Ronnie Waller 2019-01-13 19:01:19
Dear Bill and family, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. We can only hope that in time as you reflect upon all the many happy, fun times you shared you will find peace and comfort. She was a remarkable lady and many of us are praying for you to find the strength you need to help you through this difficult time.
Nancy Gunter 2019-01-13 20:08:28
Bill, Chad and Chase I am so sorry about Martha Ann’s passing. She loved you all so much. She was a wonderful, loving friend. I will miss her terribly.
Dennis & Linda Hollifield 2019-01-14 12:25:17
Dear Bill and Family, So very sorry to learn of your loss, and a loss to all of us who have known her for so many years. We are happy that you and Martha Ann had 47 wonderful, memorable years together and will keep you and your family in our prayers. Peace and Comfort to you and your family. .
Mary Ann Burson (and John Burson) 2019-01-14 14:48:09
Bill, Chad and Chase You are all in our prayers. We both have fond memories of Martha Ann from church, from GHS and from Boy Scouts. (We last saw each other at Grayson UMC at an Eagle Scout ceremony.) I never saw Martha Ann without a big smile on her face. May your sweet memories keep you strong.
Bob Bown 2019-01-14 17:48:40
Bill,I am with you during this passing of Martha. I know how how much you loved her. Just as I Loved Lylla. You & your family Will feel God's love & he will give you peace &happiness Love you Bob
Judy Carlton 2019-01-14 19:08:04
Bill, Martha Ann, Chase and Chad. I will always remember MAD as a lifelong friend. We lost another of our breakfast buddies. She was my second cousin and a loyal member of our class. I’ll miss her and I’ll keep the family in my prayers.
Susan Federlein Mayo 2019-01-15 08:32:17
I am so sad to hear about my friend and childhood next door neighbor. Virginia at this time has snow and ice. I will not be able to make the funeral in time. Love and Peace to all of you. Susan
Bill Morrison 2019-01-15 10:26:57
So sorry for your loss Bill! She was a great person.
Sandra Miskotten 2019-01-15 11:28:53
Bill Martha Ann was a very specious person to all the lives she touch. She love GAINESVILLE and being a Red Elephant. I saw her about two years ago at the salon I was working. She was as happy to see me as I was her. Friendship are great.
Harry M Lothridge 2019-01-15 11:45:02
Bill: So sorry for your loss and thinking of you and your family. Harry
Holly White Smith 2019-01-15 12:47:53
My heart is so sad because she was such a wonderful woman and friend and she will truly be missed. She loved, adored and cherished her family and please know that I will be keeping all of you in my prayers.
Beverly Bonnette Andersen 2019-01-15 14:44:57
On behalf of Facebook group, "I'm a GHS Red Elephant", I want to extend my deepest condolences to all of MAD's family and friends. She was a big part of our Red Elephant family over the years and will be sorely missed. You all are in the thoughts and prayers of many people. Beverly Bonnette Andersen Founder & Administrator "I'm a GHS Red Elephant"
SHERRILL H DAY 2019-01-15 19:03:10
Bill, Chad, and Chase, So sorry for your loss. Love, thoughts, and prayers to each of you. May the many fond memories that you shared help to give you comfort and peace in the coming days. God Bless each of you.
Vicki 2019-01-18 12:00:08
Bill, Chad, and heart feels so broken at the news of Martha Anne's death. I have many great memories of her, especially the time we were neighbours I will always consider her a great friend. Her best characteristic was her fierce loyalty to those she loved...and I consider myself blessed to have been in that category. Many prayers for you!
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