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Reminiscing... with Dr. Hugh Don Cripps

The Cripps' grandchildren are very important to them. Shown, from left, are Claire, Caroline, Jacob McCarter, Andrew Cooper, Dr. Hugh Don Cripps, Matthew Cooper and Rita Cripps.

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Dr. Hugh Don Cripps has been a major measure of DeKalb County’s healthcare for almost 42 years. He has delivered over 2,000 babies, traveled all over the world, eaten the finest cuisine yet still enjoys farming, gardening and occasionally cooking for his children and grandchildren.

Born in Woodbury, Dr. Cripps’ family ran a store in Cannon County at Mechanicsville. The family lived there until he was three or four, but moved to town when his father got a job at the post office.

His father, Wilson Cripps, continued to carry the mail, while his mother, Francis (Grizzle) worked ...


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