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Leo Cranford
  • 63 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 1, 1950
  • Place of birth:
    Hawkinsville, Georgia, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 20, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Macon, Georgia, United States
Let the memory of Leo be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Leo Cranford, 63, born on March 1, 1950 and passed away on August 20, 2013. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 12th November 2017

"Hello Darlin'
I LOVE YOU! I MISS YOU EVERYDAY!
Myrt"

This tribute was added by Sarah Bynum on 21st September 2017

"I love you, Daddy!!!"

This tribute was added by Billy Laseter on 20th August 2017

"Uncle Leo-
I'll always remember our fishing/gambling trips......
Billy"

This tribute was added by Sarah Bynum on 20th August 2017

"Our lives go on without you
But nothing is the same
We have to hide our heartache
When someone speaks your name

Sad are the hearts that love you
Silent are the tears that fall
Living here without you
is the hardest part of all

You did so many things for us
Your heart was kind and true
And when we needed someone
We could always count on you

The special years will not return
When we are all together
But with the love in our hearts
You walk with us forever

You are forever in my heart Daddy
I love you & miss you so much!"

This tribute was added by Sarah Bynum on 4th August 2017

"Well Daddy...my baby is 25 and his baby is absolutely precious.  You wouldn't believe how much she looks and acts like me.  :)  I know you must have met her in Heaven helped God hand pick her just for us.  Is so much like us.  She is extremely smart and loves to talk like her Daddy.  Any yes, she loves him just as much as I ever loved you.  Her lights just light up when he walks in the room.  Life just isn't the same without you Daddy.  I miss you so much and my heart still hurts and feels so empty.  You are definitely missed by me and many others.  Wish me luck this weekend.  I'm hosting the Cranford Family Reunion.  Praying all goes well but you know us Cranford's...never a dull moment.  Pop in and check on us.  Should be a hoot as always.  I love you Daddy!  ((Sending lots of Hugs & Kisses to Heaven...just for YOU))"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 2nd August 2017

"Today 8/2/17 is Edward's 25th birthday, Pa.  Your Tater is a senior this year. All the kids are grown except Scooter and he thinks he is. We all love and miss you. Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 2nd August 2017

"Braden Elliott
8/1/2017

..
Thank you to everyone for all of the birthday wishes. I had a busy day but rounded it out sharing a shot with some family up at Papa's swing. I wish he could have been here for it but sitting up there and feeling the cool air I could almost see him in the swing with me. So cheers Papa. I'm sure you'll keep looking after me for years to come."

This tribute was added by Makayla Elliott on 24th July 2017

"Hey pops, its Tater. I feel like I haven't written on here in so long because I find myself just talking out loud to you lately. Anyway, I have my last week of summer left before I start my senior year... Don't tell nana but I havent started any of my summer reading and I know she's going to kill me once she finds out.
Lately, I've missed your laughter. The way you could create a story for me to believe within seconds. The other day I was talking to you in the car about something and i walked straight into nanas, greeted her and walked to your room. I looked up and saw that it was just a wall now. I've never done that before to where I forget that you weren't there. Don't worry though because I didnt have time to be upset because then Brant was right there to cheer me up. You really would've loved brant. Hes loud and rambunctious but man does that boy love to be outside getting dirty. Nana and I have taught him how to eat off the vine and he seems to like them a lot. Lets hope he doesn't turn out to eat them as much as me to where it makes him sick.
I hope you're having a ball up there. Say-say planned a family reunion with your ENTIRE family so lets pray that goes well. I bet it'll be fine though. Nana and I are going to make a snow globe cake or something like that because I had to cut all your brother and sisters faces out like five times each.
Well I've taken up enough time of your night. Don't let your syrup run during supper and as always, give nana my love. I love you guys both!!
Tater"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 26th April 2017

"Hey Pa, enjoyed the picnic on the ground with you today.
Love, scooter."

This tribute was added by Makayla Elliott on 18th April 2017

"Hey pops, its tater. I was just "surfing" the web late at night ( I'm supposed to be doing homework but... we just wont tell Nana that (; ) and i came across a DIY i did when i was like 6 or 7 but i never saw it before i did it. The DIY had steps of where you made washers into bracelets and I remembering you telling me that I needed to patent the idea before anyone stole it. Well I'm sorry to say this but I never did Pa and now someone else stole my idea. Its okay though because mine  looks better than theirs. Anyway, I miss you Pa. Brant had his Easter egg hunt the other day and he was so happy running around the yard with dad but i still pity the little boy for never having the chance the meet you. The other day in church we were talking about how we have to go through bad times for us to get the real prize and I thought of Brant. Living with that man will always be a nightmare that will haunt me but I have never been so blessed to be called a big sissy. He reminds me so much of you and dad and I pray that my children one day will remind me of the same. Bubba and I were arguing over your middle name the other day and who was "allowed" to use it. It makes me giggle because I remember how much you hated your middle name yet we all want to name our kids that. Anyways, I better be getting off to bed or Nana will get onto me. I love you Pa and I miss you everyday. Tell Nana Pooh that I said hello and that dad and I miss her dearly. Also inform her that I took care of her family during her sister's passing. Give Aunt Lynda and Justin a big hug for me. Talk soon."

This tribute was added by Sarah Bynum on 9th April 2017

"Hey Daddy,
Just dropping in to say I love you and I so wish you were here.  You are missed so much by so many....especially me.  I still feel here you here with me.  I just wish I could have one of those Daddy hugs though.  My heart has never hurt so much.  Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and wish you were here.  You were my first love Daddy and I will always love you.  Lots of hugs and kisses being sent to heaven just for you.  - Love your baby girl"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 18th March 2017

"Hey Honey,  I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. Just reading some of the memories in your memory book. It sure does bring back a lot of memories both good times and bad but I realized just how lucky we were to have made it through all we did and still had the love and respect we had for each other. I will never forget that you were the ONE AND ONLY LOVE OF MY LIFE. Thanks for loving this redheaded, freckled face, skinny girl and making me the love of your life. YOU ARE MY HONEY FOREVER> Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 16th March 2017

"HELLO DARLIN', Wanted to tell you and sister ya'll did good yesterday. Wendy got a good report and its looks like things might be going her way for awhile. God knows she needs a break.  Scooter and I saw you this morning spreading the good news. You are so missed but even so, we all feel your presents each and every time we need you. You are always there. Things are still the same, you are always looking out after all of us. Many thanks for the comfort you bring to me each and every day.  I couldn't make it without you. Your love for me is still my greatest treasure. I love you more than words can ever say. You are still worth two nichels!!! (Remember). Love, Your Myrt."

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 16th March 2017

"THANK YOU LORD!!!......YOU ARE SO GOOD."

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 5th March 2017

"Angel wrote: "I so love this child... He just gave me a white feather and told me it belonged to his papa. He said he's been in this house all day long. I know my daddy held my precious baby in heaven before he came to be mine... I'm so thankful for a family that shares stories of my daddy with Brantley, thankful that altho he doesn't get to grow up with his papa, that he knows my daddy loves him and is constantly watching over him.""

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 4th March 2017

"Hello Baby, Just thinking about you and I wanted to come sit with you but Daniel and CJ are up there burning leaves; and you are probably up there spinning your tales with them; so I decided I would just jot down a little note.  I enjoy seeing you and I see you having been making the rounds. Everyone loves it when you come to see them. We know are still taking care of us. Thanks for always loving us and looking after us.  Please remember Wendy needs you the most right now and if you and the Lord can help give her peace of mind, that would great. She really needs to sit on lap and you tell her everything will be ok. No one can tell her but you and make her believe it. I love you and you will be forever missed. Good night my love, Myrt"

This tribute was added by Makayla Elliott on 1st March 2017

"Happy Birthday Papa! How does it feel to be 21? I miss you papa. It would be really nice to have someone to talk to about everything that's going on here lately, but I know that you are watching over me so that makes it easier. It's still so weird for you not to be here. I still expect to see you on the porch or see you on your scooter by the chicken pen when I pull in. Mom finally let me drive Brant around for the first time and it reminded me of when we would take trips together. I'll never be able to eat a pomegranate without remembering you and our motorcycling trip down to Bryon to get them or be able to stop thinking about you when i eat an ice cream cone with the peanuts on top. Mom would get so mad when you would "interrupt" school with your ice cream visits, but honestly you were a better teacher than her but don't tell I said that. She never let us take breaks the way you did and you can make a better bowl of cereal than she can too.
I'll forever miss making roasted marshmallows with you over the kitchen stove or having scooter races up and down the road. Hope you are having fun with your family up in Heaven. Tell Nana I said happy birthday and that dad and I miss her too. Take care. I love you
-Tater"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 1st March 2017

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARLIN, I LOVE YOU, MYRT"

This tribute was added by Sarah Bynum on 1st March 2017

"Happy Birthday to the best Daddy ever!!!  I miss you so much.  The days just aren't the same without you.  Enjoy your birthday in Heaven with all those Cranford boys.  I love you Daddy....don't you ever forget that either.  (((HUGS)))"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 28th February 2017

"Hello Darlin' Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. If you don't watch out, you are going to catch up with Me.  I'm sitting here at the computer wishing you a Happy Birthday and You are right outside the window. It's 9:12pm 2/28/17 I was wondering why I hadn't seen YOU today but here you are. We are still in SYCN. You always know when I need to see you. You must be waiting on the cake I promised for you tomorrow. You are still outside; Just waiting  to come in for a bite. Truth is I'm not baking it until tomorrow; and then that scooter is the one making the cake this year.  Daniel and I chose a coconut cake this year. It's been along time since we had one of those. I guess you will be bringing all those Damn Cranfords . Can't wait to see them.  I understand you have a lot to talk about tonight. Hear you are telling Wendy everything is gonna be alright and that you are there with her each day looking after her.( Uncle Leo said he's has some contacts up there so for you not to worry (HE"S GOT THIS)). You having a good laugh about that dead beat dad making some time?  Couldn't have come at a better time. Wish you were here to snatch a knot in all these kids. They have all gone mental. Guess you spending the night with me; you are still outside dancing around.  Sarah found a street In NC name Leo Cranford Rd. them rambling feet have always gotten you in trouble. I miss you baby and l love the fact that you are always with me. Don't think I can make it much longer without you keeping me sane. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLIN'  BIG 67 !!!!!!!!! Myrt
10:41 pm and you still here. Love It......"

This tribute was added by wendy hoffman on 22nd February 2017

"I miss you so much.  I could really use some time in your lap and your unmatchable wisdom right now.  I am so scared, Uncle Leo,  what happens if I dont make it through this time in my life?  How will Zach ever get straight? What will happen to Ansley?  I have never been more scared in my life.  I want to thank you for saving my life.  I have no doubt you are the miracle that spared me.  I hate I am stressing Aunt Peggy and mom out so much, they do not need all this worry.  I am being as strong as I possibly can, I know that is the family genes, sometimes I wish I could have a breakdown and get it over with but then I know, who will be there to help everybody when they need it.  I sure hope you, Granny and the big man upstairs stay with me as we get through this next phase.  I love and miss you more than I ever thought humanly possible.  Please kiss Granny for me.  Please stay by my side, I need you"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 13th February 2017

"Hey baby, great to see you last night. I went to store today and as usual you picked the best card ever. Thanks for the card and flowers via Sarah. She's still picking up your slack. The girls are trying to take care of me. You will always be my valentine and I will never stop loving you. Miss you everyday. Myrt."

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 12th February 2017

"Hello Darlin' just a note to tell you I Love You and ask you to
Be My Valentine ? You are always and forever on my mind. I miss you.  
Yesterday was nice and I think Pa's Place is looking pretty good. Hope you are enjoying it. See you in my dreams. Love Myrt."

This tribute was added by Makayla Elliott on 8th February 2017

"Hey papa it's tater. I've been thinking about you a lot lately. Ive been having a hard time lately but I've came to the conclusion to leave it with God. If you could help out too, that would be great. Sometimes I feel like people only listen to you. I miss you pa. I feel like I haven't seen you in forever. I love you. Talk soon
<3 tater"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 28th January 2017

"Hey baby I know why you have not been here in the last few days. Sarah and I and Daniel went to have dinner with uncle bud today but he passed a few minutes before we got there. Aunt Billie was very upset but they all did pretty well. They will make arrangements tomorrow. All of you Cranford's look alike. It's really hard each time. But I've already been missing you. On the up side  we are great great aunt Peggy and great great uncle Leo. Presley has a beautiful baby girl. And that makes kathy a great grand meme.  Times are changing so fast now. I know you will be busy but I'll see you later this week. Got something to talk to you about. You are still the love of my life. See you In my dreams. Love ya, Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 27th January 2017

"Hey baby, BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!!!
I started up to see you but the wind was blowing and it made it colder. You will just have to come to see me.
I MISS YOU and I LOVE YOU! Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 23rd January 2017

"Hello Darlin',
Thinking about you . I just wanted to tell you I love you. And I wanted to remind you, today is tater's birthday. She is 17. Can't believe she is almost grown.  Miss you everyday. Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 28th December 2016

"I LOVE YOU!!! Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 26th December 2016

"Hello Darlin', Well Christmas has come and gone. It was a busy couple of days but the only thing missing was YOU. Thanks for coming everyday to say you were still with me. It means the world to me. Thanks for helping the boys cook that ham. They did a good job; it was very tasty. The whole family was together and I think everyone had a great time. Of course the kids got way too many toys but they are only little for a few years. I got Pa's Place cleaned and raked up and you were really decorated for Christmas too. Hope you liked it. You will always be foremost in my mind and heart. I still see the sadness in the girls eyes when Christmas comes because they miss you not being here holding them on your lap. YOU were OUR WHOLE LIFE! We'll never forget that we loved the GREATEST MAN EVER!!!  December 22nd would have been our 50th year together unfortunately we weren't able to share it here on earth but I know you were here in my heart. YOU WILL FOREVER  BE MY ALWAYS. I LOVE YOU, HONEY, Myrt"

This tribute was added by Sarah Bynum on 25th December 2016

"Merry Christmas Daddy!!!  It has been a busy week around here.  Edward, Angie & Ellie have been here.  Little Miss Ellie has kept all of us on our toes.  She is so adorable!!!  We took her to Callaway tonight to see the Christmas lights.  She loved them just like her Grandma.  You would absolutely love her to death Daddy.  She is so beautiful and so, so precious.     Santa brought her a little 4-wheeler and lots & lots of other stuff for Christmas.  She has stolen my heart but a big part of it still aches for you.  I miss you so very much and the holidays just aren't the same.  Thinking of you and missing you every single day that goes by.  Merry Christmas Daddy!!!  I love you today, tomorrow and always."

This tribute was added by wendy hoffman on 25th December 2016

"I miss you more than I thought humanly possible to miss someone. I'm the luckiest girl in the world to have been loved by you. I'm so thankful Sarah and angel always shared you with me. You are so much more than an uncle, you are my daddy. You taught me so much in life. I miss you terribly. I wanted to say Merry Christmas and thank you for being with me in my car. I felt your hands on my shoulder holding me against that seat,I haven't told anyone about it because they will assume I was crazy. I knew it was you and I thought I was going to be with you and granny that day.  But just like always, you were protecting me. Thank you. I sure wish I could take aunt Peggy's pain away but knowing how much I miss you, I know it doesn't compare to the ache in her heart. Tell granny I love her. I love you! Always have and always will. Merry Christmas."

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 22nd December 2016

"Hey baby, HAPPY 50 th ANNIVERSARY!
We almost made it. But we are still one. I love with all my heart, today, tomorrow and always. How'd your like your present ?   I'm so tired. Will write you tomorrow. I love you alway. Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 13th December 2016

"Hey baby, you're always on my mind. Love you. Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 9th December 2016

"Hello Darlin', just wanted to tell you that I love you and I miss you. The closer it gets to Christmas the more I miss you. I will be fixing the usual and I will be putting "your" plate out. I made you a chocolate cake today. I've been seeing you this week and please don't stop coming. I LOVE YOU! Myrt
PS don't forget today is your sister, Mot BD."

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 2nd December 2016

"Hey baby, our girl got home last night and I saw her today. She is doing ok but it's gonna take her awhile to recovery. I saw you and sister today; y'all are as relieved as the rest of us. I know y'all still watch over us. I miss you but I know you are still here.  I LOVE YOU. Myrt
GOD IS GOOD!!  Thank you, for all our many blessing."

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 26th November 2016

"Honey our girl Wendy needs your help. Hurry!"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 25th November 2016

"Hello Darlin, thanksgiving was great.  All the kids and grand kids were here and everyone was in a wonderful mood. First thanksgiving ever where we just had family.  I really enjoyed it. I was very pleaded that you came by today so we could talk. I love it when it's just you and me.  Trying to get ready for Christmas. Think I might go home tomorrow and see momma and daddy. Haven't been in awhile. I will check in on your folks and Wayne and Doug. I miss you and I think of you everyday still. You will always be in my heart where ever I go. I LOVE YOU ! Myrt."

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 25th November 2016

"Hello Darlin, thanksgiving was great.  All the kids and grand kids were here and everyone was is a wonderful mood. First thanksgiving ever where we just had family.  I really enjoyed it. I was very pleaded that you came by today so we could talk. I love it when it's just you and me.  Trying to get ready for Christmas. Think I might go home tomorrow and see momma and daddy. Haven't been in awhile. I will check in on your folks and Wayne and Doug. I miss you and I think of you everyday still. You will always be in my heart where ever I go. I LOVE YOU ! Myrt."

This tribute was added by Sarah Bynum on 24th November 2016

"Happy Thanksgiving Daddy!!!  I so wish you were here.  I miss you and love you so very much.  I'm sending a couple of pics to Heaven for you.  I can believe how fast Ellie is growing.  I think she looks like her Grandma.  I love you Daddy!!!"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 20th November 2016

"Hey baby, tomorrow is the day. I know you will be there. Please look after him. He'll kinda dreading it, not just because of the pain but because of the follow-ups and the unknown. I'll be glad when he's over it and he's back to himself. I'll have done everything I can to get him back to as normal as possible. But I know I couldn't have done any of this without your help. Thanks for always being there for us. Looking for you on Thanksgiving.  I LOVE YOU with all my heart. Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 10th November 2016

"Hey baby, thinking about you tonight as always. With all the birthdays and holidays coming, you are foremost on my mind. You loved sharing these days with the kids. We all still miss you and we will save you a place at the table. I know you will be here. I know you are Daniel's guardian angel so please look after him on the 21st. Loved seeing you last night. You always know when I need you. I LOVE YOU!!!! Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 3rd November 2016

"Hey Baby, thinking about you and wishing you were here. Things are so busy here and I don't seem to be able to keep up; too much work for one person and me being a girl; well, that says it all.  The family is going through lots of trials and we really need to sit on your lap and listen to your wisdom to help us get through. You have always been there to listen and come up with the right thing that would makes all things better. Spread your arms wide open for our daughter Wendy; she really needs you NOW!!!. I will never be able to fill your shoes (but I wish your shoes were still under my bed). Miss you every day. I don't believe I would be able to make it if you didn't come and give me encouragement. Miss your pretty face and your sweet and funny comments everyday. Hope to see you in my dreams again soon. Love, Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 2nd October 2016

"Hey baby, thinking about you as always. Thought you would want to know the fruitcake is ready. I've already bought the fresh ham for Christmas. Getting ready for the cold weather, trying to get my outside work done and trying to get the kids Christmas. We all miss you. You were always the ONE that made the holidays. I love you and I miss you.  Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 18th September 2016

"Hey Baby, just wanted to tell you that I LOVE YOU! Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 3rd September 2016

"Hey baby, missing you like crazy today. I love you! Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 30th August 2016

"Thank you Jesus for today. You are always so good to me.
Hey honey, thanks for coming and staying with me during this time. I knew you would be there. I think I did good and I played nice. I LOVE YOU.  Come see me in My dreams tonight I have a secret to tell you. Remember I will always and forever love you. The best part of my life has always been you. Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 20th August 2016

"Hello Darlin', It was so good to get to talk to you today. You are still the smartest person I know. Thanks for the insight in things to come.  Even tho, I didn't like all the time lines; at least, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. At least, we are gonna get rid of that dumb ass. I'm so glad you come to see me all the time and visit in my dreams. Don't stop! I always need you. Let's go eat some of that pound cake I baked for you. I LOVE YOU EVERDAY. Myrt"

This tribute was added by Sarah Bynum on 20th August 2016

"I'm missing you more than words can express.  My heart is still broken and my world will never be the same.  I think of you every day and wish I could have just a few more minutes you with you.  I do find comfort in knowing you are in a much better place and I will see you again, when its my turn to be called home.  Until then, enjoy your time with Uncle Wayne & Uncle Doug.  Please know that I love you with every breath I take."

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 19th August 2016

"YOU STILL MAKE ME LAUGH!!! I'LL NEVER FORGET. Myrt"

This tribute was added by Peggy Cranford on 17th August 2016

""MOVE OVER" !!!! Best words I ever heard. Thank you for coming to visit last night. Can't wait to say those words to you. I LOVE YOU.  Myrt"


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