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William "Bill" H. Crannick, Jr.

September 29, 1948 ~ March 6, 2021 (age 72)


William “Bill” H. Crannick, Jr., 72 of New Columbia, IL, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, KY.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Frank Forthman officiating. There will be no visitation. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Bill is survived by his children, Melissa (Michael) McGhee, Christine Crannick Howard, William H. Crannick, III, and Michael B. Marietta; 14 grandchildren, one great grandchild; sister, Dorothy Jean Johnson; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Edith Crannick, Sr.; and his wife, Marsha Harper Crannick.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Bill’s name to New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 6804 New Columbia Road, Belknap, IL, 62908. Condolences may be left online at

Arrangements are entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis.

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Graveside Service
March 10, 2021

11:00 AM
New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery


New Hope Cemetery Fund
5734 Black Hill Road, Belknap IL 62908

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