, Corbin, KY


July 31, 2013

James Crawford

CORBIN — James L. Crawford, 78, husband of Norma Hammons Crawford, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at Baptist Health Corbin. Born April 23, 1935, in Corbin, he was the son of the late John L. and Adaline Crawford.

Mr. Crawford was the former editor and publisher of the Corbin Times-Tribune and president of WCTT Radio. He was a deacon and elder at First Christian Church, Corbin. He was a long time middle school basketball and Little League football coach of the Central Elementary Falcons, where he donated countless volunteer hours to the youth of Corbin.

Mr. Crawford was past president of the Kentucky Press Association and treasurer of the National Newspaper Association. During his tenure in journalism, he won numerous statewide and national writing awards for excellence in editorial and sports writing. He will be remembered by many for his entertaining column, “Pressbox Paragraphs.”

Mr. Crawford was a long-time member of the Corbin Lions Club and served on the Corbin Recreation Board. He was a graduate of Corbin High School and the University of Kentucky where he was editor of the Kentucky Kernel.

In addition to his wife, survivors include one son, John L. Crawford (Patty); four grandchildren, Laura C. Cleary (Ryan), James Leland Crawford II, Julie Leigh Crawford and Catherine Ann Crawford.

A memorial service will be Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church, Corbin, with Dr. Wayne Bell and Rev. Ronnie Mitchell presiding. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Pine Hill Cemetery. Hart Funeral Home, Corbin, is in charge of services.

 Pallbearers will be Curt Hart, Dave Huff, Ron Hungerbuhler, Steve Root, Joe Shelton and Tom Shelton. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church, Corbin.

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