Norma "Dollie" (Allen) Cranford

November 21, 1932 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 88)

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Norma “Dollie” (Allen) Cranford, 88, of Woodleaf, NC passed away on January 7, 2021 at Novant Health in Rowan County.

Dollie was born on November 21, 1932 in Rowan County, NC.  She was the daughter of the late John Buren Allen and Lenora May (Beck) Allen.  In addition to her parents, Dollie is preceded in death by her husband Roy “Dick” Alison Cranford, a son Roger Dale Cranford, a sister Wilma Safriet, and a granddaughter Victoria Cranford.

In life Dollie was a seamstress.  She worked and retired from T & V Specialist making airline seat covers.  Dollie met the love of her life Roy “Dick” Cranford and married him in July of 1950, the couple remained happily married until his passing.  Dollie was of the Methodist faith and attended church at South River United Methodist Church.

Dollie leaves behind to cherish her memory, two sons Roy Allen Cranford (Jennifer) of Salisbury, NC and Charles “Chip” Cranford (Brenda) of Woodleaf, NC, two daughters Diane Jordon (Tommy) of Salisbury, NC and Sandra “Sandie” McDaniel (Alan) of Woodleaf, NC, two brothers Bill Allen (Lynne) of Cleveland, NC and Ted Allen (Vivian) of Woodleaf, NC.  Dollie is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A drop-in visitation for Dollie will be held Tuesday January 12, 2021 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:00pm – 1:30 pm the family will be present at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville.  A graveside service will follow visitation at 2:00 pm at South River Methodist Church.  Officiating the service will be AJ Moore and Tim Kelty. 

Memorials can be sent to Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury, NC.

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January 12, 2021

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville
416 Valley Road
Mocksville, North Carolina 27028

Graveside Service
January 12, 2021

2:00 PM
South River United Methodist Church
2880 South River Church Road
Woodleaf, NC 27054

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