Dorothy Elizabeth Allen Crisp

Dorothy Elizabeth Allen Crisp

FRANKLIN - Dorothy Elizabeth Allen Crisp, 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 11, 2018. 

Mrs. Crisp was born in Macon County Feb. 19, 1928 to the late William Ellis Allen and Ardenia Fowler Allen. She was a dedicated and active member of Holly Springs Baptist Church for 71 years until her her health began to decline. 

Mrs. Dorothy worked at People’s Department Store for 20 years until her retirement. Most of all, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Roy P. Crisp of the home; her children, Charles Crisp (Barbara Jo) of Liberty, South Carolina, Ann Westbrook of Granite Quarry, North Carolina, Roy F. Crisp of Franklin, Barbara Spry (Jim) of Cooleemee, North Carolina and Tony Crisp (Carole) of Franklin; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Nellie Maude Garrison of Canton, Georgia and Betty Jean Jones of Griffin, Georgia; two brothers, Billy Dean Allen of Cornelia, Georgia and Gary Neal Allen of Stanly, North Carolina.

Mrs. Crisp was preceded in death by a brother, Ellis Allen; grandson, David Crisp; great-grandson, Noah Crisp; son-in-law, Joe Westbrook, and daughter-in-law, Betty F. Crisp.

A funeral service was held Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Holly Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Brent Spry, Chad Campbell and Rev. Bud Haire officiating. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers were Roy Crisp II, Jeff Spry, Daniel Crisp, Cody Crisp, Dan Bickerstaff and Wesley Morrow.

Memorials can be made to the Holly Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 366 Holly Springs Church Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Condolences can be left at

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Crisp family.

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