Commonwealth Journal


February 16, 2013

Ola Erp


Ola Rose Crawford Erp, 88, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.  
She was born Sept. 1, 1924 in Leslie County, Ky. to the late Farmer and Mary Alice Hensley Crawford.  She was united in marriage to the late Delbert Clayton Erp on June 29, 1946 in London, Ky. Ola mostly loved spending her life and time enjoying her children and grandchildren. She was a member of East Somerset Baptist Church. She was retired from Oakwood. 
Ola is survived by her sons, Odell (Sandra) Erp, Bill (Marilyn) Erp and Troy Erp, all of Somerset, Ky., and Farmer (Joyce) Erp of Jackson, Ky.; daughters, Bobbie (Charles) Lynn and Patsy (Timothy) Medley, both of Louisville, Ky., and Alice (Tim) Preveteria of Somerset, Ky.; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.  
She is also survived by her sister, Joan Crawford (Jim) Langdon of Fairfield, Ohio; and brother, Taylor Crawford of Wilmore, Ky.; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; daughter, Jackie Lynn Erp; grandson, Brian Christopher Erp; sisters, Allie Crawford, Grace Crawford Snipes, Mae Crawford Langdon and Rachel Crawford Alexander; and brothers, Walter Crawford, Lee Crawford and Lester Crawford.
Visitation for Ola will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking & Crematory.
A celebration honoring the life of Ola will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking & Crematory with Bro. Harold Harris and Bro. Tony Hall officiating.
Interment will be in the Piney Grove Cemetery #1.
The family request that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
Somerset Undertaking & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the Erp family at

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