Martha Moncrief


Martha Elizabeth Russell Moncrief, 88, of Cleveland, Tennessee, formerly of Metropolis, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 in a local health care facility in Cleveland.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home in Cleveland with Rev. Jim Gibson and Rev. Tom Wickes officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Cleveland.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Moncrief was a member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland and was a retired educator from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Rev. Thomas S. Moncrief of Cleveland; one son, Russell Thomas Moncrief of Cleveland; five grandchildren, Lora Robbins, Anthony Moncrief, Delina Moncrief, Christian Campbell Moncrief, and Sherrus Lyndsey Moncrief; seven great-grandchildren, Allyissa Moncrief, Madison Moncrief, Parker Robbins, Madelyn Robbins, Emily Moncrief, Havyn Moncrief and Mason Moncrief; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Gladys Russell; one son, Raymond Scott Moncrief; and two brothers, Oliver Russell and Bob Dismukes.

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