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Emily Cook Cranford

Death 13 Feb 2017 (aged 88)
Burial Marion County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 176335409 · View Source
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Emily C. Cranford
(October 3, 1928 - February 13, 2017)

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia, for Emily Cranford, 88, of Columbia, who died Monday, February 13, 2017 at Marion General Hospital. Interment will be in Cook Family Cemetery. Bro. Whest Shirley and Bro. Kenny Peavey will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia.

She was a faithful member of Edna Baptist Church. Emily loved flower gardening, quilting, and reading. She taught elementary school students for forty years. Emily loved people and had a sincere concern for everyone- a small lady with a big heart. She was a precious Nana to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Warren Henry & Annie Alice White Cook; two Brothers, Charles "Bud" Cook, William "Bill" Cook; and one Sister-in-law, Elsie Fortenberry.

Emily is survived by her Husband of 66 years, Kenneth Cranford, Columbia; two Sons, Lowell Cranford (Denise), Ackerman, Keith Cranford (Laura Meritt), Austin, Texas; her Daughter, Cheryl Probst (Tommy), Vidalia, Louisiana; two Sisters, Julia Nell "Cookie" Porter (Glyn), Columbia, Sybil White, Columbia; one Brother-in-law, Roland Cranford, Edwards; 11 Grandchildren; and 27 Great Grandchildren and many Nieces and Nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tom Porter, Adam Probst, Joseph Purvis, Doug Trice, Mike Childress, Javan Porter.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Hathorn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements,

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  • Created by: Shirley Fortenberry Ramshur
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176335409
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Emily Cook Cranford (3 Oct 1928–13 Feb 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176335409, citing Cook Cemetery, Marion County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Shirley Fortenberry Ramshur (contributor 47259547) .