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Malkcom

Coolidge

Crawford

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October 17, 2022

Malkcom Coolidge Crawford World War II Veteran, Elder Emeritus, Westvaco Retiree Malkcom Coolidge Crawford, 97, of Covington, Virginia, passed away on October 17, 2022 at LewisGale Hospital - Alleghany in Low Moor Virginia after a short illness. 


Malkcom was born on December 19,1924 in New Castle, Virginia, a son of the late William H. Crawford and Alice Craft Crawford. Malkcom was a proud veteran of World War II. He served with the 5th Infantry Division, the third army as a Medic. He received a combat Medal Badge, 5 Major Campaign Stars and a Bronze Star. After his discharge from the Army, he joined the Virginia National Gard for several years. He was discharged from the Army on October 13, 1945, and went to work for West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co. (Westrock) on October 29, 1945. He worked in the boiler house 43 years before retiring in 1988. 


He loved hunting and fishing. 


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Surviving are his wife of 75 years, Bernice Hall Crawford; son, Steven R. Crawford and wife Kimmi of Covington; two grandchildren, Joseph A. Crawford (Jennie) of Fincastle and Amanda Hite (Kris) of Blacksburg; four great-grandchildren, Dax and Ledger Crawford and Atlas and Bennett Hite. Special thanks to his caregivers Crystal Rapp, Linda Wright and Ermine Meadows. 


A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday October 21, 2022, at Arritt Funeral Home Chapel, with the Reverend James MacDougall officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. 


Pallbearers will be Joey Crawford, Kris Hite, Gene Hinton, Don Hampton, Ben Marshall and Matt Marshall Honorary Pallbearers are James Jennings, Bill Dressler, Dewey May, Neil Dressler, Stephen Lopez and Michael Clyburn 


Interment will be at Alleghany Memorial Park with the Curtis A. Smith Post 1033 Veterans of Foreign Wars holding Military Rites 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in his memory, to Edgemont Presbyterian Church, 2306 South Church Avenue, Covington, VA 24426. 


Arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home

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Final Resting Place: 

Alleghany Memorial Park

7008 Winterberry Ave., Covington, VA 24426

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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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