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James Albert Cranford

April 26, 1946 ~ September 6, 2020 (age 74)


James Albert Cranford, 74, of Asheboro, died Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.

Graveside Services, 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Richland Baptist Church Cemetery, Asheboro.

Officiating, Rev. Frank Barrett.

James was a native of Randolph County, retired with Merita Bread Company and a member of Landmark Baptist Church. He enjoyed collecting clocks and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. James was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Cranford, parents, Elton and Irene Southern Cranford, sister, Myrtle Ruth Cranford , and brothers, H.A. Cranford, Lonnie Cranford, and Melvin Cranford.

Survivors: daughters, Tammy Nixon and husband, Jeff, of Franklinville, Charlotte Cranford, of Asheboro, Angie Bray and husband, Greg, of Franklinville, brothers, David Cranford and wife, Ruth, Roy Cranford and wife, Sheila, Rex Cranford and wife, Alesia, all of Asheboro, Robert Cranford and wife, Janice, of New Bern, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, sister-in-laws, Delores Cranford, of Greensboro, Renette Cranford, of Asheboro, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The body will lie in state on Wednesday, September 9 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Loflin Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made online at

Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Richland Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2323 Old Humble Mill Rd., Asheboro, NC 27203.



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Graveside Service
September 10, 2020

11:00 AM
Richland Baptist Church
2323 Old Humble Mill Rd.
Asheboro, NC 27205


Richland Baptist Church Cemetery Fund
2323 Old Humble Mill Rd., Asheboro NC 27203

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