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Crawford, Alfred


Alfred Crawford

Services: Have been held.

Mr. Alfred Crawford, 93, of Portales died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

He was born on July 21, 1910, in Peacock, Texas, in Stonewall County, to Mary Elizabeth and A.A. Crawford.

He came to New Mexico on horseback in 1926, picking cotton along the way to earn money. He met Ruth Blasingale while he was picking cotton in Portales. A year later he went back home where he stayed a year before deciding to work his way back to Portales. He married Ruth Blasingale on June 10, 1932, in Portales. He drove a truck in the area buying and selling hay and broom corn. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Portales. Family members said he was a good domino player, and enjoyed the fellowship and fun of the Senior Citizens Centers where he played dominoes and danced.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Floyd, Tom and Dick Crawford; four sisters, Mae Joiner, Sis Lay, Ida Smith and Lula Crawford; a son, Alford Crawford; and by his wife, Ruth.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Crawford (and wife, Joyce) of Portales and Ray Crawford (Shizu) of Spring Valley, Calif.; a daughter, Bettye Buller (Camon) of Farmington; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Jim Maxwell and Glen Fields will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Scott Crawford, Ken Carlson, Glen Fields, Lupe Marquez, J.R. Tivis and Lloyd Banks.

Honorary pallbearers are all of his grandchildren and the members of the Portales and Melrose Senior Citizens.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.


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