Pearl Crawford, 80, the daughter of the late Jess Hardesty and Minnie Jackson Hardesty, was born Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1923, and died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Advance Nursing Home. Mrs. Crawford had worked for First Baptist Church and First Christian Church of Kennett as caretaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Kennett. She was united in marriage to Raymond M. Crawford on Feb. 22, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on June 5, 1988. Survivors include two sisters, Lela Gribler and Irene Stratman, both of Advance. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lillie Wallace. Visitation was held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett. Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. today, Friday, April 11, 2003, at Bradshaw Funeral Home with Rev. Don Crawford officiating. Interment followed at Oakridge Cemetery in Kennett.