June 15, 1914 ~ July 13, 2006

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Mills River, NC

Dorothy Marie Marlowe Crawford, 92, of Mills Rover, went to be with the Lord on July 13, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Spencer Crawford; one daughter, Jane Cook and four siblings. Mrs. Crawford is survived by one daughter, June Dye of Salisbury, NC; four sons, Perry of Denver, CO, Casey of Juarez, Mexico, Carroll of Columbia, SC and John of Fletcher; a son-in-law, Jerry Cook of Asheville; two siblings, O.O. Marlowe of Fletcher and Muriel McCullar of Margate, FL; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. She enjoyed excellent health and was able to live in her own home until the last month of her life. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 23 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and at other times will be at the home. The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Grace Iraqi School, Amman, Jordan through Emmanuel Baptist Church, 112 Rays Place Lane, Horse Shoe, NC 28742.

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  1. Dear Merle & June, So Sorry to hear of Mrs. Crawford’s passing, but know in my heart that she is rejoicing with the Lord in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you both during this time of grief. Many kind regards, Walter Michael

  2. We are so sorry for your loss, Marie will be missed by many – she was always smiling and happy to see us

  3. To Marie’s Family,
    I have many happy memories of Marie Crawford – Sunday School, neighbor, church including Bible School. Often Marie and Spence provided transportation to church events. She was a strong spiritual influence in my life. I thank God for her witness and rejoice in this new phase of her eternal life!

    Thelma Lance McGraw

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with the Crawford family during this time. My family attended Forge Valley Baptist Church in the early sixty’s and I have fond memories of Marie as my teacher, encourager and spiritual example for me as a young girl.. I remember going home with the Crawford family for Sunday lunch and the love that Marie and her family showed us. I remember her daughter being a missionary to Ethiopia and thought it was so wonderful that she was serving the Lord in this field. My husband and I have served in Honduras for the last eight years. I feel like Marie had a part in my accepting the call to work with the Honduras/North Carolina Partnership Work and Witness teams.

  5. John and Family, I am sorry to hear about your mother.I will not forget the days she would walk down to the house and check on the kids and I.And come sit with us when we would be fishing at the pond.She loved life and loved the Lord.God Bless You All Jennifer,Matt,Maggie

  6. June,Johnny, Carroll, Shine and the rest of the family, I would like to let you know that I am thinking of you and will remember you in prayer. I will never forget the things Marie did for me in my childhood. She helped me get a spiritual education. I will never forget her. Love to all, Patsy Praytor Mintz


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