Harry Elam Crawford, 89, only son of Roy Crawford and Lola Rickard Crawford, was born July 26, 1914, on a farm homesteaded by his grandfather, Marshall Crawford, at Lundy on the Little Piney River. He died May 10, 2004, at Houston House about a battle with cancer. He lived his entire life in the Union community except for four and a half years in the Air Force during World War II. He attended Union Elementary School and two years at Job High School in the White Rock community. He married Alice Fourt May 12, 1946. They would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. They were married at the Fourt Century Farm west of Houston by the Rev. J.R. Halbrook. Shortly after they were married, they bought a farm at Lundy, where once was a post office, store and grist mill. He operated a dairy and beef farm. Mr. Crawford was a strong supporter, along with his wife, of the Houston community, school, church and other organizations. He was never too busy to lend a helping hand to others. He had a keen sense of humor, loved to fish and hunt and the outdoors. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Houston. He was saved in a revival conducted by the Rev. Leland Heriford. He joined the Union Baptist Church, later transferring his membership to the First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his wife of the home; three sisters, Fern Coats and Ruby James of Houston and Lavenia Ragland of Houston, Ark. Services were May 12 at the First Baptist Church in Houston with the Rev. Ben Gard and Harold Bruening officiating. Burial was in the Union Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. “

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