Jim Crawford Jr.
October 1, 2020
Jim Crawford Jr., a third-generation newspaper owner, died Monday, September 21, 2020 at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Alabama. He was 91.
His family publishes four newspapers, and operates Mid-State Publishing Company that Mr. Crawford established in 1967. It was one of the first offset web printing facilities in the southeast.
The Lawrenceburg native, the husband of Marie K. Crawford for 61 years and the father of seven children, was involved in his community far beyond its twice-weekly newspaper, The Democrat-Union. He was chairman of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Committ...