Marla Crump, 77 of Deport

marlacrumpMarla June Lane Crump married Preston Crump on March 20, 1970.  

She was the daughter of J.T. and Lois Lane born in Athens, Texas on February 21, 1937.  She died on April 18, 2014.

Those that preceded her in death were her parents, J.T. and Loise Lane, her husband, Preston Crump and grand-daughter, Jacqueline Danielle Halbert Crump; sisters, Judy Ramsey and Rose Watkins.

Survived by 5 sons:  Terry Halbert and wife, Deana of Paris; Tommy Crump of Frankston, Texas; Charles Crump and wife Amanda of Fate, Texas; Don Crump of Dallas and DeWayne Halbert of Shreveport, Louisiana; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; one sister, Nina Gatlin of Grandview, Texas and brother, James Lane of Alvarado, Texas.

She was a talented seamstress and sewed for her sons, granddaughters, and family members.  She loved to garden and can vegetables and jams. She was an avid sports fan.  She loved all types of sports and would watch everything and knew all the details about every sport imaginable.  Her favorite sports team was the Dallas Cowboys.  She could engage in a conversation about any one player and could recall many “favorite plays”from years gone by.

There will be a visitation on Tuesday, April 22 from 10-11 am at the Funeral Home  Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery of Cunningham.


  1. Marilyn Miller says:

    Marla, you will be missed. Loved my talks with you over the years. You were a dear cousin.

  2. Chuck Rater says:

    My heart goes out to Terry, Charles & Tommy along with the rest of your families. There never comes a time when we plan for this situation. Our parents are always near & dear to our hearts. We will always cherish the memories and keep them in a safe place. Take Care and Best Wishes to each of your families.

  3. Dear Halbert and Crump families,

    I may have seen your mother at Prairiland High School especially when you graduates. I went to school with three of her sons Terry, Charles, and Tommy.I know your mother loved her family,life, and I am pretty sure she was there when her sons played basketball.I hope that you think of something funny she said or did.To lose a love one isn’t easy. Know you have each other. family, and friends that are here for you. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers.God needed a special Angel as your mother and choose her.Know she be watching over you.her love will live on in your hearts. Keep the faith and stay close to each other.God Be With You.

  4. heather cooper says:

    Marla u were turly an amazing grandma. Ill never forget u.
    you were loved by many.
    U will be truly missed. But well see u again. I love and miss u.

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