Obituaries for the Crawford Family
Madria R. Crawford
CONWAY, S.C. -- Madria Renee Nester Crawford, 22, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998. Born Sept. 30, 1975, in Roanoke, Va., she was the daughter of Von Rue and Theresia Colleen Janutolo Nester of Falls Mills, Va. Mrs. Crawford attended Langston Baptist Church and was a member of the Langston Baptist Orchestra. She was a 1998 graduate of Coastal Carolina College and received her Bachelors Degree in Marine Science. She was a teacher at Conway Christian School. Other survivors include her husband, Ben Crawford of the Maple Community, Conway, S.C.; a brother, Von Rue Nester Jr. of Falls Mills, Va.; her maternal grandfather, Bernice Janutolo of Falls Mills, Va., and her paternal grandmother, Betty Ray Nester of Bluefield, Va. Services will be 10:30 a.m. today at the Langston Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends called 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. Donations of sympathy may be made to the Madria Nester Crawford Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Conway Christian School, P.O. Box 478, Conway, S.C. 29528 Arrangements by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway, S.C.
Everette G. Crawford
HINTON -- Everette Garfield Crawford, 95, of 115 Main St., died 9 a.m. Thursday, March 18, 1999, in a Nimitz care center following a long illness. Born Sept. 17, 1903, at Ballard, he was the son of the late George Roscoe Conklin, and Nora Willie Pack Crawford. Mr. Crawford attended elementary school in Monroe, Fayette and Summers Counties, and was a member of the first graduating class of 1923 at the former Lincoln School in Hinton. He attended West Virginia State College and was a member of the football team that won the National Championship of Negro Colleges. He graduated from WV State with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He also obtained a Masters Degree and did post graduate work at Ohio State University. In addition, he also attended coaching school at Northwestern University, and Ohio State University. Mr. Crawford started teaching at Dunbar School in Fairmont, teaching mathematics, technology, and also coached football, and basketball. He then came to Lincoln School, Hinton, serving first as a teacher and coach, then from 1945-1963 served as principal of both Lincoln High School and Lincoln Elementary. During this time he was the President of the Eastern West Virginia High School Athletic Union. Upon Lincoln's closure in 1963, he became the first black teacher at Hinton High School, heading the Math Department, and also teaching science before retiring from teaching in 1970. He continued as a substitute teacher for a period after his retirement. He was a member of the Camon Baptist Church, Hinton, and was a active member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He was also past President of the Hinton Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Dandridge Crawford; and his second wife, Mae Evans Reid Crawford. Survivors include two sons, Everett W. Crawford of Hinton, and Theodore A. Crawford of Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton, with the Rev. Nathaniel Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Esquire Cemetery, Hinton. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to the Lincoln School Alumni Scholarship Program, c/o Swanson Carter, Four Stratford Ct., Bridgeport, W.Va. 26330 or Camon Baptist Church, c/o Louise Gibbs, 105 Herman St., Hinton, W.Va. 25951. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
ALDERSON - Marjorie Montgomery Rigg Crawford, 88, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in a Fairlea medical center following a short illness. Born March 21, 1912, in Alderson, she was the daughter of the late James Albert and Wyona Smith Rigg. Mrs. Crawford was an executive secretary, employed by the Acme Limestone Co., Snowflake and was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Alderson High School, Alderson, and Martha Washington College, Washington, D.C., with a bachelor of arts degree. Mrs. Crawford was a member of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Alderson, where she served as vice chairman of the Helping Hands Circle. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lewisburg chapter, a member of the Alpha Iota Professional Woman’s Sorority, a 52-year member of the Alderson Woman’s Club, Alderson. Mrs. Crawford was also a member of the Hospital Auxiliary of Greenbrier Valley medical Center, Fairlea, and the Triple Deck Bridge Club, Alderson. She was a lifelong supporter of the endeavors of the community. She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Fischer. Survivors include her husband, Frank S. Crawford of Alderson; a sister, Barbara Pratt and husband, James H. of Indianapolis, Ind. and many nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Alderson, with the Rev. Patricia Bentley officiating. Burial will follow in Alderson Cemetery, Alderson. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be Rodney Pack, Rick Parker, Bill Simmons, Ron Cole, Bill Bryant and Rusty Hunter. Contributions of sympathy may be made to the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Alderson, WV 24910, or a community memorial of your choice. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.
Elizabeth 'Poochie' Crawford
BIG CREEK - Elizabeth "Poochie" Crawford, 57, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center following a short illness. Born Nov. 28, 1943, in Hinton, she was the daughter of the late Hubert R. and Beulah Basham Crawford. Mrs. Crawford was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church and a former employee of the West Virginia State Prison for Women at Pence Springs. She was a graduate of the Hinton High School Class of 1961 and an avid bingo player. Survivors include two sisters, Jean Grimmett of Toledo, Ohio, and Virgie Watts of Winter Park, Fla.; a brother, Jack Basham of Toledo; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton, with Pastor George Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Crawford Family Cemetery, Big Creek. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral parlor. Friends and neighbors and members of Summers County Volunteer Fire Department Station 13 will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.
Henry Lee Crawford
Henry Lee Crawford, 72, of Coal City, died Thursday, July 19, 2001, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Jan. 21, 1929, at Winding Gulf, he was the son of the late John Henry and Dewey Lee Lilly Crawford. Mr. Crawford was a retired coal miner last working at Slab Fork Coal Company as a general superintendent. He attended the Coal City Community Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Meadows; and a brother, Estel Crawford. Survivors include his wife, Rita Flinchum Crawford; a son, James Wayne Crawford and wife, Carmella, of Charleston; two brothers, Dennis Crawford and wife, Geraldine, of Prince-wick and Howard Crawford and wife, Vickie, of Cool Ridge; and a sister, Manila Brakefield of Massilon, Ohio. Service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Lewis Higginbotham and Clemis Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. L.W. Sears, Ron Hayworth, Jacky Thomas, Johnny Crawford, Benjamin Crawford and Kendall Smith will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.
N. Deloris Crawford
OAK HILL - Nellie Deloris Crawford, 52, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, in Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness. Born March 17, 1949, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Ben and Wanda Brown Treadway. Mrs. Crawford was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiskle Lee Crawford. Survivors include two sons, Jackie Lee Crawford and Ernest Dale Crawford and his wife, Sherry, both of Oak Hill; two daughters, Shelley Dawn Crawford and Charlene Faye Crawford, both of Oak Hill; three brothers, Benjamin Treadway of Oak Hill, Jack Treadway of Virginia, and Ernest Treadway of Oak Hill; five sisters, Ellie Legg of North Carolina, Kitty Jeffries of Oak Hill, Joyce Gibson of Michigan, Margaret Hudson of Oak Hill, and Susan Smith of Oak Hill; and three grandchildren, Crystal Renee, Kristine Faye, and Richard Lee Crawford, all of Oak Hill. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Deborah Jane Crawford
AKRON, Ohio - Deborah Jane Crawford, 51, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, following a long illness. Born May 5, 1950, in Beckley, she was the daughter of Jessie Mae Acord and the late Oather Dee Acord of Beckley. Debbie was a 1968 graduate of Wood-row Wilson High School in Beckley and moved to Ohio in 1970. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister. Debbie is survived by her husband, James Crawford; sons, Mark and his wife Kelly and Matthew and his wife Lynette; grandchildren, Caitlyn and Connor, all of Akron; sisters, Kitty Lusker of Valrico, Fla., Alice Cox and husband Jerry, and Susan Jenkins and husband Eddie; brothers, Robert Acord and wife Nancy and Ronald Acord and wife Kathy, all of Beckley; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road, Akron, OH 44312, with Bishop Dan Goodell, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, officiating. Burial will follow in the Woods Cemetery in Uniontown, Ohio. Friends and family may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, Ohio.
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