- Ada, Oklahoma

November 16, 2013



EDMOND — Services for Thelma Crawford, 93, Edmond, formerly of Ada, are 2 p.m. Tuesday at The River Church, the Rev. Bob Walker officiating. Burial follows at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mrs. Crawford died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born Oct. 11, 1920, in Dardanelle, Ark.,  to Jasper H. and Julie Jane Freeman Houtchens. She and her family moved to this area in 1921 and she attended Center and Oakman grade schools.

She married Elmer Glenn Crawford on Jan. 11, 1936, in Konawa. He died Oct. 8, 1995, in Ada.

Mrs. Crawford was a homemaker and a longtime member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice Martin and her husband the Rev. Ralph Ray of Barrington Hills, Ill., and Lateresa Crawford of Edmond; a son, Gerald Crawford and his wife Lena of Van Buren, Ark.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a granddaughter, Darla Martin, her parents, and her 10 brothers and sisters.

Bearers are David Martin, Philip Crawford, Eddie Crawford, Glenn Crawford, Stephen Hall and Bob Mossman.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada