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Charlie Merle Cranford

June 20, 1931 — February 7, 2019

Funeral Services for Mrs. Charlie Merle Cranford will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 11, 2019, at the Prentiss Baptist Church. Mrs. Cranford, age 87, passed away from this life on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Hattiesburg.  Reverend Buddy Keyes and Reverend Roland McMillan will officiate and interment will follow in the Tyrone Cemetery. Saulters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Danny Hamilton, Russell McPhail, Denvil McPhail, James Gatewood, John Dyess, and Rudy McNease. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Prentiss Baptist Church. Charlie Merle Cranford was born June 20, 1931 in Carson to Jasper N. Dyess and Audrey Cole Dyess. She worked at the Prentiss School for twenty-five years as a school bus driver, office clerk and cafeteria worker. Mrs. Cranford was a member of Prentiss Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was active in W.M.U. and the Angel Tree Ministry.  Mrs. Cranford was preceded in death by her mother and father; her husband of 69 years, Curtis Cranford; one son, Tommy Cranford; one sister, Annette Gatewood; three brothers, Larue Dyess, Cecil Hugh Dyess and Shannon Dyess. Mrs. Cranford is survived by her daughter, Charlotte McPhail (Ronald) of Hattiesburg; two grandchildren, Melissa Braddock (Keith) of Laurel and Jason McPhail of Hattiesburg; four great grandchildren Kye Braddock, Dawson Braddock, Colby McPhail and Hayden McKellar; one great, great grandchild, Charlee McKellar; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Saulters Funeral Home. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com              
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