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Ruth Ann & Jib Crawford
Memorial Scholarship

We are happy to announce a memorial scholarship in honor of Ruth Ann and Jib Crawford. This scholarship was funded by generous donations from David and Rita Hankins and George Chamberlain.


At the end of the day, all we have that really matters in our lives is our family, friends and neighbors. Their influence is remembered over the years not so much in what they said but in the way they made you feel. Ruth Ann and Jib Crawford had a positive impact on so many lives in Grenada and beyond. They were good friends and set an example of what it means to make a difference in a community.


I remember how they were one of the first families to visit us after my step-father died suddenly in 1968. Ruth Ann comforted a young boy who years later would remember the love she showed that day. When my mother passed away in 2009, Mr. Jib stepped forward to be a pall bearer for her funeral service. These are the things we don't forget -- these are the things that give us a memory of love, of compassion and of a community that cares. We were blessed to know Ruth Ann and Jib. See

"Mr. James Provine “Jib” Crawford, 89, of Grenada, passed away Friday, October 7, 2022 at his residence.  He was born February 12, 1933 in Grenada.  Jib honorably served our country in the Armed Forces for over 42 years.  He served in the US Army during the Korean War and ultimately retired from the Mississippi Army National Guard retiring as a Captain.  Jib was also active in several non-commissioned officer’s organizations as well as the Grenada Civitan Club.  He was an active and devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Grenada."

"Mrs. Ruth Ann Crawford, 85, of Grenada, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Grenada Living Center.  She was born January 30, 1935 in Webster County.  She retired after working many years as the Office Manager at Commercial Credit.  Ruth Ann was a devoted member of First United Methodist Church – Grenada where she served in the nursery for over 50 years, choir for over 30 years, United Methodist Women and was a circle leader.  She used her talent as a wonderful cook to minister to many during her life.  We find comfort in knowing that her faith is now sight and she has met her Savior face to face."

The video clip below of Ruth Ann and Jib Crawford is from an extensive video at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Home.  See

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