David Jay Cranford, 53, passed away on Jan. 5, 2017, in Johnson City, Tenn.
Although not originally a native of Brunswick, he always considered it his home and was never happier than on the beach.
His family will scatter his ashes at a private ceremony at a later date.
David is survived by a brother, Douglas Cranford, of St. Simons Island; three sisters, Diane Narron of Brunswick, Susan Gentile of Hazel Green, Ala., and Juli Key of Gurley, Ala.; and his brother-at-
heart, John Burkhart, also of the Brunswick area. Memories may be posted on David’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/jay. cranford.5).