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Charles Nelson Cranford
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1927
Stanly County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 2007
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA

Exerted from Stanly News and Press:
Dr. Charles Nelson Cranford, 79, a devoted servant of God, of 732 Salem Church Road, Lincolnton, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Lincolnton with Rev. Bob Wise and Rev. Harold King officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Warlick Funeral Home.

Dr. Cranford was born March 30, 1927, in Stanly County. He was an ordained minister for 52 years, having served as pastor at the following churches: Sandy Run Baptist Church, Roxobel, N.C.; May Memorial Baptist Church, Powhatan, Va.; Salem Baptist Church, Lincolnton, N.C. and Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Alexis, N.C.

Dr. Cranford is preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Jane Tucker; his father, Pines Cranford; his mother and stepfather, Mary Clayton Russell and James Ray Russell; and a sister, Ramona Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Cranford of the home; a son, Roger Cranford and wife Kathy of Lincolnton; three daughters, Elaine Putnam and husband, Rodney of Lincolnton; Teresa Sipe and husband Ted of Maiden; Lynda Helms and husband Joe of Lincolnton; a sister, Dolores Frye of Albemarle; grandchildren, Wendy Starnes and husband Robert of Valdese, Amanda Putnam of Charlotte, Jason Cranford and wife Anna of Lincolnton; Jeremy Cranford of Lincolnton, Christopher Powell and Hunter Sipe of Maiden; Katie Helms and John Helms of Lincolnton; great-grandchildren, Sydney Starnes and Abigail Starnes of Valdese; "adopted" daughter, Elizabeth Chacon of Lincolnton.

NOTE: Charles and Janet were married 1 Jun 1964 at May Memorial Baptist Church, Powhatan, VA. 
Family links: 
  Pines Bradley Cranford (1908 - 1967)
  Elizabeth Jane Tucker Cranford (1927 - 1963)
  Ramona Cranford Brown (____ - 2004)*
  Charles Nelson Cranford (1927 - 2007)
  Frances Dolores Cranford Frye (1932 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Feb 11, 2012
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Charles Nelson Cranford
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Charles Nelson Cranford
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- Alexandra Montgomery
 Added: Oct. 27, 2014

- SB
 Added: Feb. 21, 2012
For a dear uncle, you are sorely missed. I love you.
- Pam
 Added: Feb. 11, 2012

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