Linard J. Cross

Published 8:43 pm Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Linard J. Cross, 62, of 31463 Pulaski Lane, Carrsville, Va., died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Parham Health Care Rehabilitation Center in Richmond, Va. He was a native of Nansemond County and the son of Marin D. Spruill and the late Clinton Cross. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Graves Cross, of Carrollton, Va.


He is survived by a daughter, Melinda Edwards (Ryan), of Surry, Va.; two sisters, Cathy Cross, of Maryland, and Mildred Cross, of Carrsville; one brother, Bradford Cross, of Maryland; two grandchildren, Nancy Riddick and Bryan Edwards; one uncle, Thomas L. Cross (June); two aunts, Marion Cross and Essie Daughtrey; great-aunts, Bessie Boone Croston and Lois Boone; one niece, Joy Allen; one nephew, Dawntea Cross; and a host of cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Pulaski Baptist Church, 6431 Carrsville Highway, officiated by Dr. Robert E. Rodgers. Interment will be in Pulaski Baptist Church Cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at

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