Obituary: Mary Lou Cranford


Mary Lou Cranford, 93 of Lynn passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021, at her home.

She was born Oct. 3, 1927, in Doniphan, Missouri to William Walter and Beulah E. Caldwell Yates.  She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Dwain Edwards and Noal Cranford; three brothers, Ernie Yates, Bill Yates, and Norman Yates and two sisters, Martha Murray and Juanita Halcomb.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry L. Murphy of Searcy and James Allen Murphy of Kansas, Oklahoma; one daughter, Joan Burch (David) of Lynn; five grandchildren, Dallas Heasley, Jesse Burch, Mindy Lacefield, Lea Murphy, and Tal Sands; six great-grandchildren, Riley Heasley, Cooper Heasley, Jake Heasley, Sutton Heasley, Caleb Burch, and Evan Burch; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be Monday, April 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Batesville with Dr. Michael Higginbottom officiating.  Arrangements are by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Visitation will be from 8:45 until 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

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