Frances Cupidean Trantham

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Funeral service for Frances Cupidean Trantham, 59, of Woodland will be held today April 16, 2015, at 2 p.m. from Bethel East Baptist Church, 18990 County Road 87, Woodland, AL 36280, with the Rev. Terry Eason, the Rev. Ridley Herren, and the Rev. Keith Runels officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with Benefield Funeral Home of Wedowee in charge of arrangements. The family received friends at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Mrs. Trantham will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services beginning on Thursday. Mrs. Trantham passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Bowdon, Georgia. Survivors include her husband, Robert Trantham, of Alexandria; one stepdaughter, Kara Trantham, of Birmingham; three sons, Scott Herren, of Woodland, Josh Herren (fiancé, Courtney), of Newell, and Jake Herren, of Woodland; one stepson, Keith Trantham, of Alexandria; two grandchildren, Savannah Herren and Sadie Herren; one sister, Maxcine Eason (husband, Terry), of Bowdon, Ga.; one brother, Dannie Smith, of Woodland; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Ken Eason, Ricky Spradlin, Roger Maddox, Wayne Wilson, Mark Harmon, Matt Smith, Keith Trantham, Tim Garrett, and Justin Stapler. A Woodland native, Mrs. Trantham was born on February 27, 1956, the daughter of Crawford and Myrtle Cook Smith. She was a member of Bethel East Baptist Church and worked as a CNA at Carrollton Nursing and Rehab. Mrs. Trantham was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Albert Herren. Memorials may be floral or donations may be made to Tanner Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at
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Benefield Funeral Home
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Wedowee, AL 36278
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Published in The Anniston Star on Apr. 16, 2015