| Mrs. Doris Pennell Crawford, 81, of Shelby, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012, at Cleveland
Regional Medical Center. A native of Chase City, VA, she was the daughter of late Onie Joephus Pennell &
Lillie Bell Icenhour Pennell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of
fifty-seven years , Rev. Zeke C. Crawford and a great grandchild, Caroline Purdum.
She was a homemaker and an active member of various churches throughout her life, most recently at Double Springs Baptist Church where she was in the Darcus Sunday School Class and enjoyed being a member of the
Prayer Shawl Ministry. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by daughter, Paulette Purdum & husband, Larry of Macon, NC; sons, Dr. Ron Crawford &
wife, Cindi of Richmond, VA, Linwood Crawford & wife Karen of Shelby, Tim Crawford & wife, Brenda of
Lake Lure, NC, daughter, Karen Harvey & husband, Ed of Gainsville, FL; sisters, Bernice Reese of South Hill, VA,
Eunice Lowe of Newport News, VA; one brother, Joephus Pennell, Jr. of Portsmouth, VA; ten grandchildren,
eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends on Friday, April 20, 2012, 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Double Springs
Baptist Church with the funeral following at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Richard Merk officiating.
Burial: Bat Cave Baptist Church Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. with the Reverend Richard Merk officiating.
The family will receive friends following the graveside service.
Family Headquarters: at the home
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Double Springs Baptist Church, 1130 Double Springs Ch. Rd., Shelby, NC 28150.
Or to: Bat Cave Baptist Church, 5095 Chimney Rock Rd., Bat Cave, NC 28710
Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family