Mary Frances (Craven) Craven

September 10, 1923 ~ May 6, 2019 (age 95)
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Mary Frances Craven

High Point


Mary Frances Craven, 95, of High Point, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019, at Pennybyrn at Maryfield.

Born September 10, 1923, in Davidson, County, she was a daughter of the late Evander Monroe “Roe” Craven and the late Eliza Jane Wyre Craven. Mrs. Craven was a graduate of Wallburg High School and Draughon Business College. She was a retired bookkeeper with Thayer Coggin and a member of Westchester Baptist Church.

Mrs. Craven is survived by her daughters, Sylvia Howell of Winston-Salem, and Linda Elliott and husband Dr. Ralph Elliott of Seneca, SC; son, Gary Craven and wife Martha of Thomasville; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Linville Craven in 1969; and son, Ronnie Craven in 2016; and a special son-in-law, James Van Howell, Jr.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Spring Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Eric Peacock officiating.

The family would like to thank the staff of Congdon House at Pennybyrn and Hospice of the Piedmont for their care.

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Wright Funerals-Cremations is in charge of arrangements.

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