Wednesday, August 11, 2004     Vol. 5  No. 32  

Addie Travis
    Addie Travis, a Crawford native, passed from this life Saturday, July 31, 2004, in Crawford at the age of 85. Graveside services and interment were held Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at Crawford Cemetery under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, 1113 West 5th Street, McGregor, with the Rev. Gene Moore officiating. Travis, the daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Lou (Compton) Richardson, was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Crawford where she was a 1936 graduate of Crawford High School. On July 15, 1936, she married Charles Douglas Travis in Valley Mills and was blessed with one daughter, Betty Ann. Charles preceded her in death March 31, 1990. The couple owned and operated Travis Chevrolet from 1948 to 1958 in Crawford. In 1976, she became co-owner of Vestal Body Shop in Waco. In later yers, she was the shopís bookkeeper and retired in 2001. She spent her life living for her priorities, which were her family and her church. She was a member of Crawford United Methodist Church where where she was a member of the Try Class and was an avid Crawford Pirate fan. Her brother, Charles Ray Richardson also preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Donnie Slaughter of Crawford; grandson, Tracy Slaughter; grandson and granddaughter, Jeff and Angie Slaughter; two great grandchildren, Travis and Tye Slaughter; brothers-in-law, Bob Travis and Tommy Lantrip; sisters-in-law, Nell Lewis and Dorothy Ledbetter; special friends, Mark Arnold and Charles Clark. For those desiring, the family has suggested for memorial contributions: Crawford United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 209, Crawford, Texas 76638; Providence Hospice, 6900 Medical Parkway, Waco, Texas 76710 or the charity of the donorís choice. To leave a tribute of fond memory about Travis, visit Cole Funeral Homeís website at (www.mem.com).

Alford C. Alexander
    Alford C. Alexander of Moody, formerly of Crawford and McGregor, passed away, Saturday, July 24, 2004, at his residence at the age of 86. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Crawford with Rev. Mike Murphy and Jerry Lynch officiating. Interment with military honors followed in Crawford Cemetery, under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor. Mr. Alexander was born Feb. 20, 1918, in Crawford, Texas, the son of the late Albert Goldberg and Ella Elizabeth (Simpson) Alexander where he was a 1936 graduate of Crawford High School. From Sept. 30, 1940, until his honorable discharge Oct. 31, 1945, he served his country in the United States Army as a teletype operator. He was decorated with the American Defense Service Medal, American Theater Service Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, to name a few. In December of 1952, he married Junice Faye Askins in McGregor. She preceded him in death, Feb. 8, 1989. On March 21, 1997, he married Delores Humphreys Lippe, in Fredericksburg. He was employed by Town Service Moving Company in Waco and later with Tonk Products in Crawford. Following his retirement he remained active by volunteering with meals on wheels, visiting residences in nursing homes and took great pleasure in reading the Bible each day. A brother, Gerald Alexander also preceded him in death Feb. 7, 1987. Survivors include is wife Dolores Alexander; her four children, nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren; three sisters, Corneill Lynch, Bonnie and her husband Bill Davis, Gwen McNair; many nieces and nephews. Casketbearers were Claud Jaynes Alexander, Brad Davis, Bart Lippe, Dusty Lynch, Lyndon Lynch, and Josh McWhorter. For those desiring, the family suggests First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 30, Crawford, Texas 76638, for memorial contributions. To leave a tribute about Alford, visit Cole Funeral Homeís website at (www.mem.com).

 

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