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James “Jim” Ellis Crawford

Funeral Services for James “Jim” Ellis Crawford, Sr, age 75, of Picayune, MS, who passed away Monday, August  19, 2019, will be held Friday, August  23, 2019, at 11:00 am at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home.

Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

Bro. Justin Anderson will officiate the service.

Jim started as an Electrician, with the IBEW , Local 903 in Gulfport, MS, in the early 1960’s. He served as an elected official representing 903 for B.A.T. (Bureau of Apprenticeship Training). Jim worked overseas many years as Chief Electrician for Brown and Root for 20 years, and was a world traveler. After retirement, he and his wife, Ann started raising a register Black Angus Herd at their farm “Tall Oaks”. He loved his dog “Buddy”- his companion for 10 years. Jim was an avid fisherman and hunter in his early years. In his later years, Jim preferred to watch cows, and grass grow with childhood friend, Charles Hampton. He raised two sons, Lane and Jimmy, Jr. to love and appreciate hunting and fishing. Now that same love and appreciation has passed on to his grandson, Aaron and his great grandson, Brantley Crawford. Jim’s happier times were when the family and friends gathered at his home with wife, Ann and celebrated holiday gatherings.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Crawford and Delores Williams Crawford; and his sister, Charie Raby; and his brother in law, Don Raby.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife, Ann Marie Keller Crawford; his sons, Lane (Kim) Crawford, Jimmy (Tracy) Crawford, William (Angela) Dodd, and Scott (Tina) Dodd; his 6 grandchildren, Kristen Crawford, Candace Crawford, Aaron (Brooke) Crawford, Bethany (Chris) Hallman, Paul (Jacqueline) Dodd, and Anthany (Rebecca) Dodd; his 9 great grandchildren; his 4 nieces and nephews, Cindy (Keith) Junkin, Butch (Gay) Raby, Donna Raby, and Kevin (Monique) Raby; and his brother in laws, Hubert (Tiffany) Mabe and John (Lori) Mabe.

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