Eugenia Crump Biddle

April 8, 1917 - March 10, 2012
Eugenia Crump Biddle

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Eugenia “Genee” Crump Biddle, 94, died on March 10, 2012 at Cherry Springs Village. She was a long-time resident of the Hendersonville area following her retirement as a high school teacher in Bradley County and Oak Ridge, TN. She was born on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1917, in Bells, TN, to the late Mary Moore and Eugene Watson Crump. Her younger sister Lida Crump Coats preceded her in death in 2003. Her early years were spent from town to town in parsonages of the Methodist Church, Memphis Conference. After graduating from high school in Covington, TN, she received a music scholarship to Blue Mountain College. When the family moved to McKenzie, TN, she transferred to Bethel College (Cumberland Presbyterian College), and received her Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1938 she married Charles R. McGhee, who preceded her in death. She taught school in Tennessee for 30 years and was inducted into Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary teachers’ organization. In 1968, she resigned from Oak Ridge High School and married Ralph E. Biddle. In all, she lived in 7 states and 26 towns.

Survivors include her husband of forty-four years, Ralph E. Biddle; a sister, Gladys C. Lazenby of Collierville, TN; two stepsons, Alan Biddle of Annandale, VA, Ralph Jr of Philadelphia, PA; a niece, Mary Jo Coats Thompson of Collierville, TN; and a nephew, Henry A. Coats III of Piperton, TN.

A memorial service will be at 3:30 pm Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Mills River Presbyterian Church. A private scattering service will be held in Lake Ocoee, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or Mills River Presbyterian Church, 10 Presbyterian Church Road, Mills River, NC 28759.


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Saturday, March 17, 2012
12:00 AM

Mills River Presbyterian Church - Directions
10 Presbyterian Church Road
Mills River, NC 28759

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  • March 15, 2012
    barbara moore says:
    Ralph and Boys: Eugenia was one of a kind. I remember the happy retreats we enjoyed at Lake Ocoee when we were young. She was a creative and always interesting friend and you two have had many interesting years togather. She will be missed.

  • March 15, 2012
    Lois Conley says:
    It's been ten years but I remember Genie from the Brevard College pool. She was a delightful lady and I particularly enjoyed her Tennessee lore. I hope she was able to enjoy most of the succeeding years.

  • March 15, 2012
    Sonny & Pat Hicks says:
    Ralph, so sorry to here about Eugenia Biddle. Pat and I both were at Bradley when she taught there. You will be in our prayers.

  • April 07, 2012
    Dr. Dean Torrence says:
    So sorry to hear of Mrs. Biddle's Home going. She was a wonderful teacher. I thought she was the hardest one I had, but know now it was her expectations for her students.