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Lillian Witt Crawford

August 31, 1930 — December 29, 2014

LILLIAN WITT CRAWFORD

OF THE SHANNON COMMUNITY
BORN AUGUST 31,1930
PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 29,2014

LILLIAN LEAVES US AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS AND HAS JOINED
HER PARENTS MAMIE MADEWELL WITT AND ROBERT ESKER WITT,
HER SISTER LOIS WITT MILLER AND HER GRANDSON PAUL KEVIN LEE IN GOD'S HEAVENLY GARDEN.

SHE LEAVES BEHIND HUSBAND BENJAMIN LEE CRAWFORD AND
DAUGHTER KAREN CRAWFORD LEE. ALSO HER SISTERS EDITH RUTH WITT, HARRIETT WITT JONES AND BROTHER R.ANDREW WITT.

NIECES AND NEPHEWS, DAVID AND SUZANNE WITT,GARY JR AND VERA JONES, BOBBY JONES AND TRACI FALLER, CHRISTOPHER AND TAMI JONES, SHEILA AND BEN HENSLEY, PAULA MILLER YABOROUGH AND LORETTA MILLER. SISTER AND BROTHER-IN-LAW, ANN AND BILL SLACK OF ATHENS GEORGIA.

SHE ALSO LEAVES COUSINS CARSON AND EVELYN MADEWELL OF CHATTANOOGA, ANN AND WAYNE HALE, PATRICIA ANDERSON OF SPENCER, TN, CAROLYN JONES, TN, AILENE RIGSBY OF QUEBEC, TN, AND MANY GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

LILLIAN WAS BORN AT CAMPAIGN, TN. SHE FOLLOWED HER PARENTS TO ACKRON, OH DURING WORLD WAR II WHEN THEY WENT TO WORK AT THE FIRESTONE TIRE PLANT. AFTER THE WAR THEY RETURNED TO CHATTANOOGA TO LIVE.

LILLIAN ATTENDED CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL AND GRADUATED IN 1948. SHE MET HER FUTURE HUSBAND THERE AND THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1949.

AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL, SHE WORKED FOR THE CHATTANOOGA LOCATION OF AT&T AS A LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR AND LATER AS A SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR AT THE REEDHOUSE HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN CHATTANOOGA. SHE FOLLOWED HER HUSBAND IN 1960 TO MEMPHIS, TN WHEN HE WAS TRANSFERRED WITH THE ROYAL TYPEWRITER COMPANY.

SHE AND BEN MOVED TO ROME IN 1966. SHE WORKED AT REDMOND HOSPITAL FOR THE FIRST 15 YEARS IT WAS OPEN IN THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT. SHE RETIRED IN 1988.

LILLIAN'S FAVORITE VACATION DESTINATION WAS FALL CREEK FALLS STATE PARK ON THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE, NEAR HER BIRTHPLACE. SHE WILL BE MISSED.

THE FAMILY WILL HOST A PRIVATE MEMORIAL IN CHATTANOOGA AT A LATER DATE. THEY CAN BE REACHED AT THE HOME NUMBER.

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