Milburn Wayne Cranford


Milburn Wayne Cranford, 83, of Garrison, Texas, passed away on October 9, 2021, in Henderson, Texas. He was born on December 30, 1937, in Garrison, Texas to the late John David and Irene (Byrly) Cranford.  Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Cold Springs Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas, with Bro. Blackie Cranford officiating.

Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.

Milburn “Mert” Cranford grew up in Garrison and was a truck driver for many years.

Mert was a great truck driver and worked hard for his family.  He always made sure his family was taken care of and had all they needed.  He enjoyed mowing his yard and keeping it looking nice.  He loved Sandra’s banana pudding and would request it often.  Mert’s family loved him very much and he will be greatly missed.

Milburn is survived by: 
His wife, Barbara Hays Cranford

Son, Stephen Cranford

Sandra Elliott
Meliani Sasuceda and husband

Randy Case and wife, Deniese
Jason Case
Tommy Phillips and wife, Michelle

Sarah Haley
Haley Miller and husband, Michael
Milshelle Davidson and husband, Kevin
Corey Jimerson
Crystal Case
Kevin Case
Clint Case
Travis Phillips
Caleb Phillips
Jordan Jones
Haley Jones
Megan Arnold
Ashley Cunnings
Cody Case

Kaitlynn Hernandez
Kylie Akridge
Kyndall Gandy
Chelsie Miller
Allie Miller
Colton Miller
Cody Duke
Rose Sonier
Trevor Davidson
Skylar Henson
Spencer Henson
Ava Lynn
Trinity Case
James Case
Emmett Case
Sidnie Graham
Corbyn Case

Amaryllis Hernandez
Cody Duke, Jr.
Lucas Duke
Charlee Evans
Marlee Evans.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John David and Irene Cranford.

Serving as pallbearers are:  Clint Case, Caleb Phillips, Travis Phillips, Richard Chapman, Johnny Hays, Dickie Hays, and Kevin Case.  Honorary pallbearers are: Billy Don Jimerson, Sean Massingill, and Richard Chapman.

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Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, is in charge of arrangements.