Peggy Jean Moss Crawford

peggy crawford

March 26, 1928 ~ March 3, 2023

Born in: Spartanburg, SC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Peggy Jean Moss Crawford was born March 26, 1928 in South Carolina to William and Grace Holland Moss. She was married for 54 years to “Ed” Crawford, a proud marine who was deceased in 2000. One son, Thomas Edward, one daughter, Angela Jean Burton, and a brother, Jack Moss, are also deceased.

Mrs. Crawford is survived by her son David (Lisa), and her daughter Candy Hinman (Tim). She was lovingly called “Mamaw” by eight grandchildren (Heather, Carole, Christine, Christopher, Ryan, Cody, Lauren, and Carson) and thirteen great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a daughter-in-law Lynn, a sister-in-law Barbara, special friends Cindy and Pam, and three step grandchildren (Tyler, Bailey, and Grace).

Jean was a talented pianist, a member of Biltmore Baptist Church for 66 years, and served as a volunteer with Care Partners Hospice and ABCCM.

A Funeral Service to celebrate Mrs. Crawford will be held starting at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 6 in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian in Arden. A private burial will be held at Calvary Churchyard. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Monday from 1:00 until 2:00 PM.

Memorials may be sent to Care Partners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC  28813

A guest register is available online at


Funeral Service: March 6, 2023 2:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Visitation: March 6, 2023 1:00 pm - April 13, 2024 2:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Thoughts and prayers are sent to the Crawford Family at this time. We spent our younger years living close together and being friends with their children. Condolences to Candy and David on the loss of your Mom.

  2. Such a beautiful lady inside and out. Loved her and she had a great testimony for our Lord. Your family are in my prayers.

  3. Jean was our neighbor for 15 years . She is a wonderful lady a true Christian, to know her is to Love her, what a Blessing to have her for a friend, she will always be missed Loving Prayers Nancy and Andy

  4. We only knew Mrs. Crawford for the 41 days my Mom was at Givens Health Center, but want to express our condolences to you for the loss of such a lovely lady. Mom joined her for many a dinner in the dining room there. Mrs. Crawford, always with a smile, was so welcoming and pleasant, helping Mom feel at ease. Her piano playing was comforting and a delight to all. We’re so sorry to hear of her passing, and want you to know that even for that brief time, Mrs. Crawford had an influence with her kindness and optimism.

  5. The MacLean family is sending love and prayers to the family of Jean Crawford. We loved the stories Candy shared of her dear , sweet Mother. A glorious and fulfilled life surrounded by a special family and friends.

  6. Dear family, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Crawford. I always enjoyed talking with her at church and at the gatherings for our mature adults. She was always so sweet and friendly. I know you will greatly miss her here on earth, but what a happy reunion it will be in Heaven. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dear Family,
    I pray God’s immeasurable comfort and peace over you as your celebrate the Homegoing of such a dear one. I did not know her by name but I know her sweet face from seeing her at church and we prayed for her in our prayer group. I know she has left a great legacy to all of you and there will be a jubilant reunion one day!

  8. David,
    So sorry to about about your mom passing away. Prayers to you and your family. Mark & Matthew Baldwin

  9. So sorry I was unable to attend the services. Candy and David, your Mom was such a Special Lady! I was always encouraged and blessed by our conversations, and will surely miss those opportunities! Praying for God’s peace for all the family.

  10. Her daughter, Angela, was one of my best friends in high school. I spent so much time at their house. She was a very kind lady. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to David and Candy.

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