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In Memory Of Our Poets

William "Billy" Barton Crum, MD (1922-2015) - Class Of 1940

William Barton "Bill" Crum, M.D., FACC, 93, a life-long resident of Montgomery, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at home Thursday, July 30.

He was a graduate of the University of Alabama and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and served his internship at Philadelphia General Hospital. A Navy veteran of World War II, Dr. Crum returned to Philadelphia after the war for his residency in Internal Medicine, which he followed with a fellowship in Cardiology before returning home to open his practice. He was well-loved by his patients, whom he served for 45 years.

Bill was the son of the late Willa Holston and William Salley Crum and the brother of the late Erin Sternenberg.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dr. Gertrude LaBotz Crum; four children: Marguerite Joan Zoghby of Mobile (Sam - dec.); William Barton Crum Jr. and his wife, Beth; Laura Lynn Crum, and Dr. Richard Eric Crum and his wife, Katherine, all of Montgomery; Seven grandchildren: Sam Zoghby III (Christine), Marguerite Zoghby Hammes (Patrick), Elizabeth Crum Boyer (John), William Barton Crum III (Laura), Richard Eric Crum Jr., Andrew Hughes Crum, and Laura Katherine Crum, and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at First United Methodist Church Sunday, August 2, at 3p.m. by the Rev. Lawson Bryan. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Epworth Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church (2416 W Cloverdale Park; Montgomery, AL 36106); Baptist Hospice (301 Interstate Park Drive; Montgomery, AL 36109) or the Medical Society of Montgomery County Endowed Scholarship at the UAB School of Medicine (Office Tower 1230; 1720 Second Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294).

Published in the MontgomeryAdvertiser.com from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2015.