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Billy Cranford

Billy F. Cranford, 79, died June 25, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospice in Livonia, Mich.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marjorie Cranford; a daughter, Lori Mifsud of Brighton; three sons, Billy David Cranford of Hudson, Mich., James Cranford of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Joel Cranford of Smyrna; three grandsons and three great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Auty and Burnice Cranford of Hornbeak; three sisters, Josephine Phillips of Troy, Sarah Harris of Troy and Sammy Johnson of Union City; his brother, Norris Cranford of Union City; and his son-in-law, Joe Mifsud of Brighton.
Visitation will be Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth, Mich.
Celebration and memorial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. with interment following at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton, Mich.
In lieu of flowers, the family warmly welcomes donations in Billy’s name to Shults-Lewis Children’s Home at
The complete obituary notice can be viewed online at