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Diana Temple Wallace Crump
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1919
Death: Oct. 2, 2011

Diana Temple Wallace Crump, of Memphis, died Sunday, October 2, 2011. She was born in Memphis on November 29, 1919 to Robert Wisdom Wallace and Belle Maxwell Schooleld Wallace. She attended elementary school at Snowden School and then high school at Miss Hutchison's, graduating in 1937 with honors and winning a regional competition for a full academic scholarship to Hollins College which she attended from 1937-1939. Returning to Memphis after the death of her mother, Diana then attended Southwestern College from 1939-1940 and again in 1957 and 1965. She and Charles Metcalf Crump were married on July 20, 1940 and last year celebrated seventy years of marriage. Diana was known as a person of deep integrity, strong faith and rational thinking. Her outstanding intelligence and lifelong pursuit of knowledge were core aspects of her life. She was also known as a person of great kindness and generosity. Her passions were her family, her lifelong friends, her garden at the family home on Tuckahoe Lane, her library and art collection, her commitment to Memphis artists and arts organizations and her extensive travels with her husband Charles including many oceanic voyages. With her lifelong passion for books and literature, she rescued historic Burke's Book Store from extinction in 1978 by purchasing and operating it for six years. She was an active member and supporter of many local organizations serving as President of LeBonheur Club where she was a member for sixty years, President of The Junior League and President of Brooks Art Gallery League. Diana served as a Trustee of the Memphis College of Arts, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, St. Mary's Episcopal School for Girls, LeMoyne-Owen College and The Memphis Symphony League. She and Charles were regular attendees at Memphis Symphony Orchestra concerts for almost sixty years. Diana was also a member of Memphis Garden Club, The National Society of Colonial Dames of America and The Memphis Country Club. Diana was a founding Member of The Church of the Holy Communion where she sang in the choir and served as an Altar Guild Director, Christian Education Director, Member of the Vestry and Stewardship Chairman. She served The Diocese of Tennessee as a volunteer in the Department of Program, West Tennessee Altar Guild as Chairman and on the Task Force on Christian Education. She was a Fellow-in-Residence, The School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee and served as a Church Sponsored Human Relations Trainer. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Metcalf Crump and is survived by her three sons and their wives: Charles Metcalf Crump, Jr. and Madeleine, Philip Hugh Wallace Crump and Beverley and Stephen Beard Crump and Beth; two grandsons and their wives: Patrick Metcalf Crump and Holly, Claude Stephan Crump and Jennifer and their mother Michele Crump; three step-grandchildren: Julia Golden, Christian Sanders and Olivia DeLozier; and four great-grandchildren: Taylor Crump, Charles Metcalf Crump III, Maceo Crump and Van Wallace Crump. She is also survived by her sister, May Wallace Scarbrough. The funeral service including The Burial of the Dead and The Holy Eucharist will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 8 at Church of the Holy Communion (Episcopal) 4645 Walnut Grove Road, 38117 at the corner of Perkins Road with visitation to follow in Cheney Parish Hall at 12:30 p.m. Private burial for family will be in Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested for Church of the Holy Communion or a charity of choice. Canale Funeral Directors (Published in The Commercial Appeal on October 4, 2011) 
 
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  Charles Metcalf Crump (1913 - 2010)
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Carole McCaig
Record added: Oct 04, 2011
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