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Friends, more 'roast' former mayor

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kenny Crabb and his wife Phyllis laugh at a joke during the Clay County Chamber of Commerce's Roast for Kenny Crabb Saturday at Oak Ridge Golf Course. [Order this photo]
Denzil Adams may have said it best Saturday evening.

"Kenny, I've been around you for 50 years," Adams said at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce's Roast for former Brazil Mayor Kenny Crabb.

"But really folks, I think we really ought to be honoring Phyllis Crabb."

Phyllis and Kenny were on hand at Oak Ridge Golf Course Saturday evening to attend the roast, which features guest speakers Adams, along with Mary Yelton, Ruth Ann Jeffries, Larry Crabb (Kenny's brother) and Casey Crabb, the youngest of the Crabb's three children.

Following a dinner provided by staff at Oak Ridge, the roast began with Adams taking the microphone and referring to Crabb as a "fossil," to the laughter of the audience

Adams added perhaps Crabb should get together with President Barack Obama for a "White House Coke Lawn" summit.

Denzil Adams was one of several featured speakers at the Roast for Kenny Crabb Saturday. [Order this photo]
As Adams continued to toss out jokes left and right, he also had many kind words and phrases for Crabb. Both Adams and Crabb taught and were principals in Clay County.

"I remember you as a good and decent man," Adams said. "You've kind of been my mentor.

"You've got me in trouble and you've got me out of trouble."

Adams was the evening's first speaker and was followed by Yelton.

Yelton -- who was a student of Crabb's at Forest Park Elementary School and later worked with him while she was a teacher -- said she remembered Crabb's desk while he was principal.

"His desk was always piled high, but he could always find anything," Yelton said.

Yelton said working under Crabb was a privilege.

"I really learned a lot from him," she said.

Casey Crabb said he was looking forward to having some fun Saturday.

"This means everything," Casey said. "He's been a wonderful father and grandfather."

Casey, who is a county councilman in Monticello, said he thought the roast idea was a good one and hopes the Clay County Chamber of Commerce has more planned in the future.

"This is a great idea to get the community involved and a great way to show some appreciation to not only my dad, but for others in Clay County," he said.

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Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Crabb, a more deserving couple I can barely think of. Thanks for all that you do, and have done for our community.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Sun, Aug 2, 2009, at 8:00 PM

If Clay County had a Hall of Fame, Kenny you'd be in there!

Thank you for all of your hard work and integrity, both in your work for the schools and your work for the city.

Mr. Crabb is exactly the kind of individual who this community needs to be a leader. Too bad we don't have more like him.

-- Posted by ClayCountyGuy on Mon, Aug 3, 2009, at 6:16 AM

Congratulations and best wishes to Kenny Crabb, see you at the next Crackerbarrel.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Mon, Aug 3, 2009, at 8:20 AM

The food was excellent!

-- Posted by houseofhate on Mon, Aug 3, 2009, at 4:10 PM

Mr. Crabb came in and cleaned up a mess of dirty politics in the Brazil City Hall, we are all proud of him for being honest and a conservative.

Thank you Mrs. Crabb for supporting the Mayor during all of the city emergencies, where most of us stayed home and enjoyed our beds, your husband was out making sure that the city departments were supported and getting the job done.

-- Posted by classof1979bhs on Mon, Aug 3, 2009, at 10:31 PM

Mr. Crabb is certainly one of the most respected teachers in the history of Brazil education. He is one of two that I MUST call "Mr." when I see him. I'm 58 years old and still cannot see myself calling him "Kenny". He has been a blessing to so many people in Brazil. God bless you and Mrs. Crabb.

As a side note, I seriously doubt he taught Mary Yelton at Forest Park Elementary School. That school wasn't even built when she graduated high school!

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Tue, Aug 4, 2009, at 5:13 AM

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