Metha Laura Holloway Crawford


Metha Laura Holloway Crawford, 73, died Friday, August 5, 2016 at her home.

Born in Spring City, she was the daughter of the late Jarman and Jessie Chumley Holloway. Metha was a 1960 graduate of Spring City High School. She held a variety of jobs of employment as well as volunteer work positions, all of which entitled her to be recognized and honored many times over. A few of these honors included being recognized in the 1972 edition of “Outstanding Young Women of America”; 1975-1976 “Personalities of the South”; Humanitarian of the Year Award in 1974; Chattanooga Heart Association Award with several honors; Dayton Jaycee’s Honorary Life Member, State Director, President, Spokette and Jaycette of the Year. Metha was a member of the Wolf Creek Baptist Church in Spring City.

She was preceded in death by her sons (infant) Jeffrey Scott and James Wesley Crawford, husband Thomas Hampton Crawford, sisters Celia Clark, Loretta Strickland, Anna Dee Parks and brothers Calvin and Edward “Babe” Holloway.

Survivors include her love and friend Peter Alexander of Houston, Texas, daughter Tommye (Mike) Crawford Pendergrass of Pikeville; grandsons Anthony and Shane (Patty) Pendergrass, great grandchildren Lilly and Ryder Pendergrass all of Pikeville, sisters Vida Monday, Helen (Roy) Parks and LaPreil (David) Lyles all of Spring City and brother Hoyal (Martha) Holloway of Sale Creek.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the Wolf Creek Baptist Church with with Rev. Paul Forgey officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the service. Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Vaughn Funeral Home. Nephews will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements. Please share your condolences and memories of Metha on our website

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Dean is a Contributing Editor with Rhea Review. Dean has developed an interest in local history and has published a historical website relating to our history.


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