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Ezekiel S. Cross

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Ezekiel S. Cross 1931- 2008 SHAFTSBURY Ezekiel S Cross, a well-known resident of Shaftsbury died Feb. 29 at Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness, he was 76. His brother Ludell Cross pre-deceased him in 1931. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ezekiel S."Zeke" Cross were held at the HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME on Thursday morning March 6. The service was conducted by the Reverend Deborah Estey, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Bennington. The eulogy was given by longtime family friend Timothy Corcoran, personal reflections and memories were shared by grandson Joshua Cross. All spoke of Zeke's devotion to his family, community involvement and being a good person. En-route to the family lot in Shaftsbury Center Cemetery the funeral cortege paused at the family home on Main Street in Shaftsbury, committal prayers were offered by Reverend Estey. Serving as bearers were Alex Cross, Joshua Cross, Eric Cross, Merle Cross, Stephen Bessette and Michael Lemieux. A memorial reception followed at the Bennington Lodge of Elks. Among the many friends and family attending the services were several area business and community leaders and public officials. On Wednesday evening services were held by members of the Bennington Lodge of Elks #567 and Taconic Grange #491 who were assisted by members of the Vermont State Grange. Attending as delegations were members of American Legion Post 13 and AARP Chapter #269 in Bennington. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home.]]>
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 7, 2008
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