Tifton Gazette


November 16, 2013

Carroll Craven

NASHVILLE — Carroll Craven, 69, of Nashville, died Thursday Nov. 14, 2013 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

He was born Jan.  6, 1944 in Baxley to the late Henry C. Craven and the late Peggy Simpson. He was a retired lineman with Georgia Power Company and was a cattleman. He was a member of Cross Creek Baptist Church. He was an Army Veteran and served in Vietnam. He was a true "simple man" who dearly loved his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife: Judy Stalvey Craven of Nashville; two daughters: Shannon (Rob) Hawkins of Ray City and Shawna (Greg) Hughes of Nashville; a son: Trae (Terri) Craven of Nashville; a brother: Seabron (Ruth) Craven of Valdosta; eight grandchildren: Quade and Ethan Hawkins, Maredith and Mallary Hughes, Cullen, Brooke, Halle and Henry Craven.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Lovein Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Swain and the Rev. Vernon Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in the Nashville Memorial Gardens. Visitation is Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or make memorial contributions to Emory University Hospital: 1364 Clifton Road, N.E. , Atlanta, GA 30322.

Lovein Funeral Home of Nashville is in charge of arrangements.

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