September 19, 2014

Friday's Faces From the Past - Johnnie Crawford

Mr. Johnnie Crawford was born on October 24, 1919 in Enterprise to the marriage of Addie W. Crawford, Sr. and Frances Edith Williams.  His siblings were Eddie Purvis, Addie, Jr., Mildred, Lloyd and Floyd.

Following his marriage to Thelma Franklin of Olla, Louisiana, Mr. Johnnie moved to Sicily Island where he ran Crawford's Barbershop.  They also raised their two sons, Bill and Johnny, in Sicily Island.

Many a little boy had their hair cut in Mr. Johnnie's barbershop.  I loved going in the barbershop and was fascinated with the old theater seats that lined the side wall.  

My mother and two brothers heading inside for haircuts

Mr. Johnnie passed away on August 14, 2013.  He is buried alongside his wife in Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

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