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March 31, 2014

Ronald "Ronnie" Gene McCranie

FITZGERALD — Ronald "Ronnie" Gene McCranie, 58, of Fitzgerald died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Tift Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. The Rev. Joseph L. Crumley will officiate with burial to follow at Union Cemetery in Doerun. James Hampton, Joshua Coker, Jesus Cervantes, Wayne Brooks, Jeremy Jones and Chris Owen will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to the hour of the service Thursday at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Mr. McCranie was born Oct. 18, 1955 in Moultrie and was the son of Robert Gene McCranie of Moultrie and the late Doris Parker Gaitin. He was a country singer and songwriter.

In addition to his father, Mr. McCranie is survived by his wife, Katherine Hampton McCranie of Ocilla; a daughter, Savannah Beard of Cumberland Furnace, Tenn.; a stepson, U.S. Army Spec Lorenzo Charles of Fort Hood, Texas; a stepdaughter, Venicia Salinas of Adel; a brother, Randy McCranie of Albany; a sister, Kim McCranie of Moultrie; and step-grandchildren, Carmen Salinas, Jose Luis Salinas, Mariana Salinas, Eric Cervantes, Layla Cervantes, Leslie Charles and Skylar Charles.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.

Services for the McCranie family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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