Merna Wallace Crawhorn

Merna Wallace Crawhorn was born on June 8, 1956, in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She was the youngest of four children born to Ed and Wanda Wallace.  Merna lost her courageous, two-year battle with cancer on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 

She is survived by her beloved husband of over 40 years, Jim; children Megan (Adam) and Adam (Jessica); her mother, Wanda, and older brother, Jim Ed Wallace (Sharon); special nephew Michael Ensley (Marie); and loyal dog, Cali. Merna left a lasting impression on the community through her teaching of elementary students in various Anderson County schools for over 30 years.  During her retirement she loved being on Norris Lake, tending her yard of flowers, and traveling.  Merna had a strong love for her family and friends who she considered family. She was a true shining light to everyone she met. 

Per Merna’s wishes, a celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity that was very near and dear to Merna, MAW’s Cause.

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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One comment

  1. Marsha Baskin Romer

    She is already missed dearly. I loved her and will always appreciate how she took the Romer family in when we moved back to Tennessee into her own family and friend’s inner circle. I had many great times with the Crawhorn family over the years. I count them as family. RIP my dear friend. My love and sympathy goes to the family! Marsha

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