2011-11-25 / Obits

Earnest Cribbs Sr.

U.S. Navy

Earnest Cribbs Sr., 75, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 1.

Cribbs was born in Sulligent, Alabama. He served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist mate. He was a member of the ELKS Lodge 1001 of Queens, New York.

Cribbs was preceded in death by his son, Sgt. Robert Cribbs; grandson, Corey Cribbs; parents, Will C. and Alberta Cribbs; sisters, Pearlie Rose Harris and Sadie Cribbs.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Cribbs; children, Ernest Jr., (Charmine), Michael (Laverne) and Jacqueline; sister-in-law, Doris L. Green; brother-in-law, John Frazier; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sisters, Maggie Harris, Izella Cribbs, Lena Frazier, Catherine Cribbs, Gertrude Cribbs and Mae Ellen Watts; and a host of nieces, nephews and relatives.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York.

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