Alice and Rev. Leonard Crawford

Rev. Leonard “Crop” and Mrs. Alice “E” Crawford celebrated 50 years of marriage on Aug. 26, 2016.

They were married by the Justice of the Peace in Fort Payne, Alabama.

Crop was born and raised in Rome by Ralph and Ruth Crawford. E was born in Fort Payne and raised in Rome by Arnold and Effie Patterson.

Crop and E are the parents of Lynn of Rome and Mike (Kim) of China Grove, North Carolina. They have five grandchildren: Amber Davidson, Anna Holbrooks and Rebecca, Jenny and Katie Major. They have two great grandchildren: Brettley and Maisy.

The Crawfords say the happiest times in their 50 years of marriage has been the births of their children and grandchildren. They attribute their longevity in marriage to their faith and trust in God and always giving 100 percent to the marriage.

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