Ellen Holmes Hair's Story

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October 22, 1923 - November 1, 2017
Celebration of Life Service for Ellen Hair Crabtree, 94, will be Monday, November 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in First Assembly of God Church, with Pastor Dan Barrick and Pastor Bradley Barrick officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home, Enid.
Ellen was born on October 22, 1923, in Paden, Oklahoma, to William "Guss" and Minnie Holder Holmes and died on November 1, 2017, in Oklahoma City.
She grew up in Verden, OK, and received her GED in Durant. Ellen married James Cecil Hair in Anadarko, Oklahoma, and they had three children. After the death of James in 1985, she married Robert "R.L." Crabtree in 1988.
Ellen was an ordained minister with the Full Gospel Evangelistic Association and ministered as an evangelist in the Lake Texoma area, where she was well known and loved. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, making quilts and tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church for 25 years.
Ellen was preceded in death by both of her husbands; her parents; five brothers; three sisters; and two great-grandsons, Ryan Craighead and Joshua Hair.
In 1988, she returned to Enid, to be near her daughter Barbara, where she resided until 2016, and then moved to Moore, OK, with her daughter Eloise, where she resided until she went to her heavenly home.
She is survived by her children, Donald Hair of College Station, Texas, Eloise Carlile and husband Tom of Moore, and Barbara Taborsky and husband Willard of Enid; 12 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Ellen was a wonderful, loving, and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to First Assembly of God Church, Peru Missions, and Frontier Hospice. Condolences may be made online at www.andersonburris.com.
Published on November 4, 2017
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