Obits for 8-6

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 6, 2004

Johnny Robinson


Johnny Robinson, 82, of Greensboro, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Hale County Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Greenleaf Baptist Church in Greensboro. Burial will follow at Sarah Christian Cemetery in Greensboro with Washington Paige and Rollins Mortuary of Greensboro directing.

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The body will be at the church one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Carlier Agnew, church pastor, is officiating. There will be a family hour Friday, Aug. 6, 2004 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Washington and Paige Chapel.

Dr. Marion Lawrence Crawford


Dr. Marion Lawrence Crawford, 84, of Marion, died Aug. 2, 2004. He was born at Morgan Springs on Feb. 3, 1920, to Roy Judson Crawford and Margaret “Maggie” Christenberry Crawford.

He attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University), graduating as a doctor of veterinary medicine in 1942. While at Auburn, he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity. Following his graduation, he practiced veterinary medicine for several year sin Lake Charles, La., and Mobile before returning in 1946 to Perry County, where he continued a veterinary practice that spanned 34 years and resumed active management of his cattle and timber operations in west central Alabama.

He served in numerous leadership roles in veterinary and livestock organizations, including serving as president of both the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association and the Alabama Angus Association. He was a lifetime director and honorary vice-president of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association and was a lifetime alumni director of Xi Chapter, Alpha Gamma Rho, whose recreation building is dedicated in his honor. His efforts to improve the status of Alabama’s livestock industry were recognized by his election to the Alabama Livestock Hall of Fame. He was also elected to the Alabama Agriculture Hall of Honor, awarded the T. Whit They, Jr., Memorial Leadership Award, and selected as one of Alpha Gamma Rio’s Brothers of the Century, recognizing the “best of the beset” of members in the fraternity’s first 100 years. He was a member of Marion United Methodist Church, which he served for many years as a lay delegate to the annual conference and in other capacities.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gloria Huey Crawford; a son, George Lawrence Crawford, both of Marion; a daughter Shirley Crawford Borough and husband Judge Richard Borough; granddaughter, Carolyn Elizabeth Borough East and husband Christopher Ryan East; grandson, Bernell Lawrence Dorrough; great-granddaughter, Catherine Crawford East, all of Montgomery; brother, David Lamar Crawford, Marion Junction.

Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion United Methodist Church with the Rev. James L. Waters Jr. and Dr. Larry Teasley officiating. Burial followed in the New Live Oak Cemetery, Selma. The family received friends Thursday at the Chapel of Marion United Methodist Church one hour prior to the service.

Active pallbearers were Laird Love, Michael Davis, William A. McCurdy, John Roy Barnes, William E. Powell IV, Dr. Bruce Hutchinson, John Cecil Crawford and William P. Guerard III.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill Kendricks, Kirtley W. Brown, Ronald L. Robertson, Dr. Doug Hallbrooks, Max Eiland Jr., Roy J. Crawford, Dr. Lewis Hall McCurdy, David McCurdy, James M. Barnes, Jr., Dr. Billy Powell, and Dr. Donald M. Russell Jr.

Kirk Funeral Homes directed.

James Loney


James Loney, 86, of Livingston died July 31, 2004, at the VA Medical Center in Birmingham. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church (North Heights) in Livingston. The Rev. Archie Porter will officiate and burial will follow in Jones Creek Cemetery in Epes with full military honors. Visitation is Friday from 1-6 p.m. at McInnis Mortuary and one hour prior to service time at the church with McInnis Mortuary of Livingston entrusted with all arrangements.