Mr. Francis Paul Cranford, 87, of Connelly Springs passed away Wednesday February 4, 2015 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care in Valdese following a period of declining health.

Mr. Cranford was born March 7, 1927 in Burke County, to the late Bertie and Pat Cranford. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Rutherford College.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Hilda Haliburton Cranford; sister Beulah Icard; and brothers Jesse Cranford, James Cranford, Fred Cranford, and Jack Cranford.

Survivors include son, Richard Phillip Haliburton; one sister, Louise Cranford; one granddaughter Libby Haliburton Huff; grandson, Richard William Haliburton; two great granddaughters; one great great granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held 3:00PM Friday February 6, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Rutherford College with Rev. Dr. R.L. Icard and Rev. Daniel Morton officiating.

Memorials may be made in honor of Mr. Cranford to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care at 1721 Enon Rd. Valdese, NC 28690 or Foothills Service Project at PO Box 86 Rutherford College, NC 28671.

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