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Ervin Crawley / July 09, 2019

Ervin Crawley, 77, of Chase City, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital, South Hill.

Mr. Crawley was born in Chase City on June 23, 1942 to the late Manuel and Fleeta Pulliam Crawley. He attended the schools of Charlotte County, and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Drakes Branch. Mr. Crawley was a retired construction worker.

Cherishing his memories are two sons, Michael Crawley of Newark, N.J. and Leon Crawley of Portsmouth, two daughters, Fern Marie Crawley Higgs of Portsmouth, and Joann Townson of South Boston, 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one brother, Manuel Crawley of Irvington, N.J., three sisters, Betty Battle of Willingboro, N.J., Pauline Roberts of East Orange, N.J. and Irene Davis of Portsmouth, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Elizabeth Walton Crawley; two sons, Ervin Crawley Jr. and Alfonso Crawley; a daughter, Mary Lena Crawley; two brothers, Jerry and James, and one sister, Marie Daniels.

A funeral was held Monday, July 8, at Shiloh Baptist Church, Drakes Branch with Rev. Dr. Horace B. Parham Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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