ANITA LEOTA CRAWLEY PERRY, 79, passed away
March 24, 1997 in Lake Jackson where she and her
husband, Vergel, had lived most of their lives.
She graduated from Ranger High School with the
Class of 1934 at Ranger, TX and studied to be a
teacher, first teaching in Desdemona and later
in Lake Jackson. She was born March 28, 1917,
the daughter of Alvin & Ethel Crawley, longtime
Ranger residents. Her sister was Billie Crawley
Milliken (RHS-1945) and her two brothers were
Price Crawley (RHS-1932) and Deane Crawley
(RHS-1937). The Perrys had two children, Vergel
George Perry, Jr. & Patricia Jean Perry Hatinger.
FATHER: ALVIN E. CRAWLEY, 83, longtime Ranger, TX
resident and Ranger Postmaster, died in Dec. of
He was born July 3, 1891, the son of Sterling Price
Crawley & Sallie Loretta Kirk Crawley. His brothers,
Roy Crawley and Newton Christopher “Newt” Crawley
lived in Ranger and Gorman. He and his wife, Ethel,
had four children, Price, Anita, Deane, and Billie
Jeane, all who graduated from Ranger High School.
One son, Price Crawley, was Mayor of Ranger in the
years 1949-1953. A grandson, Doug Crawley (RHS-1966)
whose parents were Deane and Alice Henry Crawley, is
the current Ranger Postmaster. Billie Jeane Crawley
(RHS-1945) the only surviving child, lives with her
husband Charles Milliken in Weatherford.
Alvin Crawley was very active in the community of
Ranger and sat on the Ranger School Board and the
Ranger Jr. College Board of Education for a number
of years as well as being active in other civic and
community organizations. Mrs. Ethel Crawley died
at Weatherford in July of 1987.