Ernest G. "Bud" Crawford
Ernest G. “Bud” Crawford 82, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Arbor Court in Mt. Pleasant.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant with the Rev. Earl Swigart officiating. Burial will be in the Lambirth Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home; the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Saturday at the Murphy Funeral Home. A memorial has been established in his memory.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murphyfuneralandmonuments.com
Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is handling the arrangements.
He was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Zion, Ill., and was the son of Harry Gilmore and Hester Ferguson Crawford. He married Norma Frame on Feb. 6, 1965, in Des. Moines. They lived in Runnells, moving to Mt. Pleasant in 1980. He was a masonry contractor. He was an outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, camping and trapping.
He is survived by his wife of Mt. Pleasant; and his children, Dawn (Richard) Hines of Dallas, Ore., Brenda (Stephen) Newkirk of Des Moines, Linda (Dean) McGhee of Mitchellville, Lori Millennor of Dallas, Ore., Ernest E. Crawford of Crescent City, Calif. and Duane (Nancy) Millard of Camdenton, Miss.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; his brother, Harry Crawford; and his sister, Amy McDaniel of Salem, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lorraine Venenga, Lou Camfield, and India Thuman; and one brother, John Crawford.