Julius Alexander Cranford, Jr.

June 25, 1952 ~ September 18, 2022 (age 70)
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Mr. Julius Alexander Cranford, Jr., 70, of Swainsboro passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022, at his residence following an extended illness.


Mr. Cranford was born June 25, 1952, in Concord, NC to Julius Alexander Cranford, Sr. and Mildred McManis. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Cranford was a fantastic cook and made the best breaded shrimp. He, along with his wife, Barbara, owned The Clock restaurant in Gainesville, FL, for nearly 30 years. Mr. Cranford loved watching the University of Florida Gators and spending time with his fur babies, Precious, Petey, and Max. He was a member of Eastwood Church of God.


He is survived by his wife, Barbara Cranford of Swainsboro; son, Julius Alexander “Alex” Cranford, III, of Concord, NC; daughters, Renee Whittington (Jamie) of Cleveland, NC, Kimberly Love of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren, Dustin, Devin, Dillan, Alexis, Skyla, Wyatt; greatgrandchildren, Aiden, Ellie, Sonny, Wade; step-father, Bobby McManis; sisters, Adelle Campbell of Concord, NC, Leighann Mullis of Tallahassee, FL, Beverly Bowers of Mooresville, NC.


The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Chapman Funeral Home.


Funeral Services will be held at Wilkinson Funeral Home in Concord, NC, followed by interment at Kannapolis Cemetery in Kannapolis, NC.


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Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Julius Alexander Cranford, Jr., 70, of Swainsboro.

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September 21, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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