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you and your family through a variety of programs.  Our friendly staff

are here to guide you to a wonderful experience.  If there is anything

that we can do to help, please look for our YMCA name tags and you

will find a well-trained, knowledgeable person to help.

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The Stanly County Family YMCA would not be what we know it to be today without the hard work and dedication of C.B. Crook, Jr.  

C.B. Crook JrIn July 1950, the Wiscassett Mills Company opened the Wiscassett Memorial YMCA. Owned and operated by the mill, a YMCA membership cost a total of $1 a year!  The Wiscassett Mills Company continued to operate the YMCA up until 1984 when David Murdock decided to gift the facility and property to the community. It was then, that the Stanly County Family YMCA was formed.

Over the years, the SCFY and its volunteers worked tirelessly to raise capital dollars to build, update, and maintain the YMCA as we know it today. C.B. Crook, Jr. led three capital campaigns raising over 7.5 million dollars over a 17 year period. 

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, our dear friend passed away. In his memory, we will fly our flag at half mast to recognize all he has done to make our Y the best it can be!  

Below is C.B's official obituary:

Cletus Beatrix "C. B." Crook, Jr., 80 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016 at his home in Albemarle.

C. B. was born April 30, 1936 in Forsythe County to the late Cletus Beatrix Crook Sr. and the late Mamie Caroline Costner Crook. He was also preceded in death by his twin sister, Sally Crook Stoker, and his son in law, Robert Williamson, Jr .

C. B. will lie in state on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. The memorial service will be on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church in Albemarle, officiated by Rev. Andy Jung. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty Rose Jarrett Crook of Albemarle; son, Charles William "Chuck" Crook of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Caroline Crook Williamson of New York; granddaughter, Caroline Costner Williamson of San Francisco; grandson, Benjamin Robert Williamson, III of New York; granddaughter, Wyndam Josephine Williamson of New York; and sister, Carolyn Crook Smith of Kokomo, IN.

Memorials may be made to the Stanly County Family YMCA, 427 North First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001. Online gifts are also accepted.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Crook family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our Open Door Scholarship Program for financial assistance.