Alice Middleton Crawford

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HUGHES SPRINGS -- Alice Middleton Crawford, 63, joined the Heavenly Choir on March 10, surrounded by loving family and friends. Alice was born in Hughes Springs on August 3, 1954. After her graduation from Hughes Springs High School, Alice attended East Texas State University, now Texas A&M University- Commerce. In 1974, she married Richard Allen Gammill. They had one son, Richard Allen Gammill, Jr., born in 1981. Alice and Rick were divorced in1985. She later married James R. Crawford in 1986. Alice was active in many local organizations throughout her life. She was an active member of Sweet Adelines and other choral groups, the Mustang Band Boosters Club, and First United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs, where Alice sang in the choir, was a Sunday School teacher, soloist, and choir director. Alice worked at Thiokol Chemical Company in Karnack. At the time of her death, she was a teller at the First National Bank in Hughes Springs where she was named “Best Teller in East Texas” by her customers and friends. She was also the Choir Director and soloist at the First United Methodist Church in Daingerfield. A loving, compassionate, talented, and active woman, Alice found her greatest joy in spending time with family and friends, gardening, singing, and sharing her love of life and humor with others. She loved being ‘Nana” to her three grandsons and granddaughter and was a beloved aunt to her nieces and nephews. Alice was a friend to all who knew her and greatly loved by a multitude of friends. We will miss her radiant smile and contagious laugh, but her joyous spirit will live in our hearts and memories forever. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband James Crawford in 1999; and her parents, Donnie and Edwin Middleton. Left to treasure her memory include her son Ricky and daughter-in-law Mandy of Hughes Springs, brothers Charles and sister-in-law Alison Middleton of Longview, and Dr. Don and sister-in-law Cindy Middleton of Holly Lake Ranch; grandchildren Ryan, Jaxon, and Strummer Gammill of Hughes Springs, and Madison Sanders of Mount Pleasant; nieces Amanda Wilkinson, Donna Robinson, Caroline Holcomb, Dr. Emily Williams, and nephews Gerald Middleton Joshua Middleton, Brett Fletcher, Trevor Rhea, and Camron Moulton; aunt Quilla Alvis; and numerous great nieces and nephews and cousins. The family wishes to thank the Heart to Heart hospice for their excellent care, and Alice’s many friends who visited, brought food, offered comfort, took her to appointments and treatments, and cared for her in the last weeks while she was at home. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 13, from 6 -8 p.m., at Reeder Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. A celebration of her life will be Thursday, March 14, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 306 Scurry St, Daingerfield, Texas, with Pastor Dan Gilliam officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Online condolences may be left at

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