Carmen Crow 1925-2014

Carmen Crow Obituary

Long-time Charleston resident Carmen Crow passed away February 8, 2014 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY after a long struggle with COPD and congestive heart disease.  She was 88.

Carmen was born in Norfork, AR on September 15, 1925 to James Marcy Wilson and Ethel Maye (Ellis) Wilson.   She has been a resident of the Trinity Station retirement community in Flatwoods, KY since 2003.

Carmen was a loving wife, homemaker, and doting mother to her two children, Mike Crow and Lisa (Crow) Huff.  She was an avid Contract Bridge player during her years in Charleston, becoming a certified Director and a Life Master in the ACBL.  She made many new friends during her years at Trinity Station (including a new boyfriend at the age of 86) and enjoyed spending time with her daughter, Lisa, granddaughter, Kaeli, and son-in-law, Butch Huff, and his wonderful family.

Carmen is preceded in death by her parents, James Marcy and Ethel Mae (Ellis) Wilson of Baxter County, AR; husband, Carl Crow; brothers Kermit, Hayes, Vernon, and William “T.W.” Wilson, and twin sisters Nellie and Rosalie.  She is survived by one brother, Colbert Wilson of Mountain Home, AR; son, Michael Crow, daughter-in-law, Michelle Burdick, and their children William and Katherine Burdick-Crow of Cary, NC; daughter, Lisa, and son-in-law, Butch Huff, and their daughter, Kaeli Huff, of Ironton, OH; and nieces and nephews nationwide.

Services will be held at Bailey Family Funeral Home, Flatwoods, KY ( on Sunday February 9 at 2:00 PM, visitation from 12-2. Minister J R Gullett will be officiating at the funeral. Final interment will be at Tyler Mountain Memory Garden, Cross Lanes (family only please).

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave, Ashland, KY, 41101 or your local Hospice organization.


#3 Nina Jolly 2014-02-10 02:16
Dear Michael and Lisa,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I know you will miss your mom although these last few months have been difficult. I had lost touch with both Carl and Carmen over the years until I ran into Terry at Floy's funeral. Not long after that Carmen made a (probably her last) visit to Arkansas and I was able to spend an afternoon visiting with her and catching up. She was such a good story teller and she had lots of funny stories to tell. She was so proud of both of you. I am so glad I was able to see her that one last time. I am sure she would not want you to be sad but to remember all the good times.

Yours truly,

Nina Hankins Jolly
#2 Jessica Frazier 2014-02-09 15:06
I loved Carmen. I feel lucky to have gotten to know her. I know she will be missed.
Love and prayers to you all!

#1 Wilmer Geibel 2014-02-09 14:24
Peg and I want to send our deepest sympathy to your family.

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