CHARLESTON -- Sherwood Cross Jr., 68, died Nov. 22, 2012, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility.
Born Jan. 18, 1944, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Sherwood and Ardell Walker Cross Sr.
On Dec. 25, 1977, he married Marzella Mason who survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: one daughter, Audrey Cross of St. Louis; one stepson, Gregory Mason of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Sandra Mason of St. Louis; five brothers, Marshall Straughter of Aura, Ill., Donnie Straughter of Charleston, Herman Straughter of Bertrand, Ricki Cross or Ypsilanti, Mich., and Donald Cross of Niles, Mich.; 14 sisters, Beverly Jones and Georgia Riggens of Charleston, Clara Johnson and Margaret Hellen Hassel of St. Louis, Ava Houg of the state of Texas, Melody Woods and Wanda Mack of Ypsilanti, Darlinda Cross, Judy Scott and Jackie Farrow of Niles, April Davis of Atlanta, Joyce Quinn of College Park, Ill., Phyllis Harris of Battle Creek, Mich., and Nanette Austin of Indianapolis; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation is from noon until time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday at House of Prayer World Outreach Center in Charleston. LaTonya Whitney, minister, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston with the Williams Funeral Home of Charleston in charge of arrangements.