Athens Review, Athens, Texas

March 20, 2013

Lois Mildred Crutchfield

The Athens Review

Athens — Athens – Graveside services for Lois M. Crutchfield, 77, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Owen Cemetery in Athens, with Chaplain Susan Detweiler officiating. 

Ms. Crutchfield went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 18, 2013 in Athens.

Lois Mildred Pearce Crutchfield was born May 18, 1935 in Kennard, the daughter of Jim Pearce and Fannie Adell Bairfield Pearce.  She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Athens, and was a true Matriarch of her family.  She worked until her retirement at Curtis Mathis in Athens. 

“Shorty Avers,” as her father called her, was a feisty woman who loved her family.  She also truly loved her longtime companion, a Chihuahua named Angel.  Granny was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She will be greatly missed. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elvin “Biggon” Crutchfield, two sons, Clifford McKinnon, Jimmy McKinnon and two sisters, Willa Mae Pearce and Gladys Pearce.

Lois is survived by her five children; Evelyn McKinnon of Athens, Elizabeth Faye Crutchfield of Athens, Gloria Jean Irvin and husband Danny of Athens, Loretta Crutchfield of LaRue, Allen McKinnon of Malakoff, one brother, Tommy Pearce and wife Lois of Dibbles, Okla., nine grandchildren, Elkon Crutchfield, Dakota Crutchfield, LaChance Crutchfield, Ashley McKinnon, Ray McKinnon, Angela McKinnon, Marilyn Crutchfield, Eva Crutchfield, Shayvonne DeLois Johnson and numerous great-grandchildren

Visitation will be held prior to the graveside services from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens. 

Pallbearers will be Gene Julian, Tommy Chitty, Daniel Irvin, Joe Irvin, Danny Irvin, Ronnie Burden, Deke Crutchfield and Tracey Baggett.   

Arrangements are entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

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