Virginia Cranford

Virginia Stone Cranford, 97, of Tiptonville, formerly of Shawtown, passed away 6:35 a.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Brother Chip Davis and the Rev. Jimmy Calhoun will officiate. Burial will follow in Cobbs Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be David Hugh Keefe, Ricky Stone, Andrew McIntosh, David Long, Reid Yates, Alex Kerby and Bobby Joe Matheny.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Cobbs Chapel Methodist Church or Cobbs Chapel Cemetery Association, c/o Mamie Denton, 3623 West Main St., Union City, TN 38261.
She was born Oct. 7, 1920, in Rutherford, daughter of the late Ellis Lee and Ada (McIlwain) Jenkins. She married William “Dud” Stone May 19, 1938. He preceded her in death April 23, 2001.
She then married Norval D. Cranford June 16, 2007. He preceded her in death January 2, 2013. Virginia retired as a loan officer with State Savings Bank in South Lyon, Mich. and was a member of Cobbs Chapel Methodist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Suzanne Keefe of Tiptonville; two sons, Billy Jeff Stone (Clora) of Eads and Rick Stone (Sheila) of Troy; one stepson, Barry Cranford of Union City; two sisters, Mary Nichols of the Shawtown community and Peggy Adams of Atlanta; seven grandchildren, Angie Kerby of Eads, Kim Warren of Orlando, Fla., Ricky Stone of Edina Minnesota, Elizabeth Yates and David Hugh Keefe, both of Tiptonville, Andrew McIntosh of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Sarah Long of Thompson Station; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Katherine Hartnup; and two brothers, Robert Jenkins and Harold Jenkins.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.emfuneralhome.com.

Published 5.15.18

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