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Ms. Linda King, age 76, of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at the Williamsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Linda was a homemaker and member of Pine Knot Southern Baptist Church.  She enjoyed cooking for her family and gardening.

She was born on Rock Creek in Fentress, Tennessee on December 27, 1939, to the late Claude and Lydia (Goodman) Crabtree.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands: L.D. Simpson and Mevelo King, one son Tommy Simpson, sisters Vera Walker, Stella Crabtree, Ruby Crabtree and Nellie Crabtree, and brothers: Claude Crabtree, Jr. Sam Crabtree, Charles Crabtree, Luther Crabtree, Sherman “Ted” Crabtree and Russell Crabtree.

Surviving family include her children: Danny Simpson (and Deletta) of Falmouth, Kentucky, Larry Simpson (and Teresa) of Pine Knot, Teresa Howard of Pine Knot, Mark Simpson (and Diana) of Winfield, Tennessee, grandchildren: Jarrad Simpson (and Angie) Dustin Simpson, Daniel Taylor (and Sasha), Gerald Simpson (and Tosha) Adam Simpson, Destiny Simpson, Aaron Howard (and Travannia), Shawn Simpson (and Melody) Charity Ellis (and Adam), Marcus Simpson (and Lacie), and Tequila Ellis (and William).  Great grandchildren are Hailie Simpson, Aiden and Benson Taylor, Slade Simpson, Tammie and Braeleigh Howard, Madison, Kaleb and Logan Ellis, Elijah Simpson, Farrah and MaKenzie Ellis and Anya Simpson.

Surviving  brother and sisters are: Clayton Crabtree (and Martha) of Frankfort, Kentucky, Jeanette Fulton of Dayton, Ohio, Janie Hamlin and Judy Crabtree of Pine Knot.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 31, 2016, in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. William Kilby officiating.  She will be laid to rest at the Kingtown Cemetery.  Her grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.  Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6 – 9 p.m.

Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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Her smile will be missed. Heaven gained another Angel. My prayers are with all of you.

Glenda Kidd SRNA Jan 30 2016 12:00 AM

Teresa and family, I surely hated to hear about your mother passing.  Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Daphne Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

Our hearts go out to the family. Mark Diane Charity Marcus and Tequila may God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you comfort .We love you all
Terry Mary Rose and Jessica

mary rose crabtree Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

Teresa, so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.  May God bless you at this time and give you comfort.

Yours very truly,  

Sue Meadors Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

A special greeting to Judy and Jane. And one to Danny. You have been special to me for many years

Janus Jones Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM