|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1935|
|Death: ||Dec. 5, 2016|
THE JONESBORO SUN
December 8, 2016
HARRISBURG — Mrs. Essie Crawford Arnold, 81, of Harrisburg departed this life Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.
She was born in Vanndale on July 27, 1935, the daughter of William Ivy and Rosalee Rooks Crawford. Miss Essie Crawford married Mr. Donald Eugene Arnold on Sept. 4, 1954, and they enjoyed 49 years of marriage before his death in 2003.
In addition to her husband, Essie was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, W.I., Evan and Gerald Crawford; and a sister, Josephine Edwards.
Essie was always active in her life; she worked many years as city clerk and treasurer in the city of Harrisburg, and worked in the Poinsett County Circuit Clerk's Office for years.
She was very active as a lifelong member at the First Baptist Church in Harrisburg, serving in many church positions there and was recently a member of Windover Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
Essie was a founding member and past president of the Mother's Club in Harrisburg, a member of Extension Homemakers-Lucky 13 Club, worked diligently in the Festival on the Ridge, and also at Parker's Homestead.
She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and cooking "known for her fried pies. Spending time with her friends, her church family, and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was the highlight of her days.
Essie is survived by a son, Landis Tyler "Tye" Arnold of Orlando, Fla.; three daughters, Donnita (Buddy) Hosman of Jonesboro, Fonda Eaton and Lana Farmer, both of Harrisburg; four brothers, Rodney Crawford of Nesbitt, Miss., Reginald and Donnie, both of Harrisburg, and Sidney Crawford of Jonesboro; two sisters, Francis Emmons of Union City, Mo., and Nona Bonham of Jonesboro; eight grandchildren, Micah Parks Crews, Natalie Eaton Jarrett, Mallory Long, Daniel Hosman, Donald Hosman, Brody Eaton, Mitchell Eaton and Suzette Hosman Pickle; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Jackson's Funeral Home with visitation from 6 to 8 tonight. Jerry Kausler and Winfred Bridges will conduct the services and five grandsons along with Chris Crews, Sid Pickle and Tim Jarrett will serve as active pallbearers.Interment will be in Harrisburg Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Jackson's Funeral Home.
William Ivey Crawford (1897 - 1980)
Rosalee Rooks Crawford (1904 - 2001)
Donald Eugene Arnold (1930 - 2003)
William Ivey Crawford (1921 - 1998)*
Gerald Thomas Crawford (1931 - 2016)*
Essie Crawford Arnold-Robinson (1935 - 2016)*
Essie Crawford Arnold (1935 - 2016)
Harrisburg Memorial Park
Created by: Pam Adams Pugh
Record added: Mar 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87339983