Helen (Wooddell) Crawford

Jacksonville Daily Progress Obituaries for Sunday, June 16, 2002

- Services for Helen Wooddell-Frazier Crawford, 88, of Jacksonville, Texas, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2002 in the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville, Texas. Burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville, Texas.

Mrs. Crawford died Friday, June 14, 2002, at a Jacksonville, Texas, hospital. She was born March 7, 1914. She worked for seven years at J.C. Penney's during World War II. She worked many years at Cobb-Holman Lumber Co. in the Wholesale Dept. as Bookkeeper. She raised sheds of large mums for a few years, was a florist, a wholesale maker of antique reproductions, having the largest collection of different ceramic molds of wash bowls and pitchers in the nation.

She compiled books on Cherokee County history and its people. She has of 40 books on people, WWI material, a book on our early pioneers and many more. She has recorded as many cemeteries, until her husband died, that she cold in 6 years. She served as school trustee at Dialville, served on the Jacksonville Tomato Fest Board a few years. She worked up the history of Cherokee County Tomatoes in pictures. She was chairman of Red Cross for about three years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Crawford, infant son, Timothy Glen, parents, Henry and Hattie Wooddell, brothers, Bruce and Carlton Wooddell and sister, Opal Cook. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Dolores Ann and Mark Linkous of Rogers, Ark., and Elaine and Graham Peters of Garland, Texas; step-son, Marcus E. Crawford of Westville, Fla.; step-daughter, Jewell Schilz of Benbrook, Texas; sister, Dorothy "Dot" Henderson of Jacksonville, Texas; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.