Martha  Crawford  accepts  Honor  for  Husband  David  Craig 'D.C.'


Crawford accepts award
March 2005

Martha Crawford accepted an honorary service award from the Board of Chickasaw Electric Co-operative last week on behalf of her recently departed husband, D. C. Crawford. The award was presented by board member Royce Reeves on March 3 in the Chickasaw Electric building auditorium.
D. C. Crawford was appointed to the Board of Chickasaw Electric Co-operative in 1954 and served for 50 years, making him the longest-serving member in board history.
"His talents, dedication and friendship will be missed by all", said Reeves, as he presented Crawford with the plaque dedicated to her husband.


Three with long ties to Chickasaw pass away

On Feb. 7, Mrs. Sarah Rhea McNamee passed away at the age of 93. She was the widow of Chickasaw Electric Cooperative's first manager, Mr. Charles McNamee.
On Feb. 12, Mr. D. C. Crawford, CEC board member, passed away at the age of 81. Mr. D. C. had served on the board for more than 50 years.
On March 28, Mr. Les Flanagan passed away at the age of 91. Mr. Flanagan was employed by CEC from Jan. 1, 1943 until his retirement as line foreman on Jan. 1, 1974. One of CEC's "original linemen". Mr. Flanagan continued to stop by CEC for regular visits as long as his health permitted and is remembered by all who knew and worked with him for his strength, loyalty and devotion.
All three were exceptional people and will be missed by their CEC family.
The following resolution was adopted by the CEC Board and presented to Mrs. Martha Crawford, widow of
Mr. D. C.:

WHEREAS, on April 6, 1954, Mr. D. C. Crawford was appointed to the CEC Board and continued his service for over 50 years, this being the longest service of any board member in CEC history,; and

WHEREAS, Mr. D. C. not only served the cooperative members during his life, but also his country during World War II, his community of Dancyville, his church and his family: and

WHEREAS, his talents, dedication and friendship will be missed by all his associates at Chickasaw.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the board members of Chickasaw Electric Cooperative do here-by record our appreciation for D. C. Crawford, the man and his contributions to our cooperative and extend to his wife, Martha, and sons, Craig, Bill and Chris, our sympathy and thanks for sharing Mr. D. C. with us.


Photo  scan  and article  prepared  by  Mary  Kay  Dancy  Smith