Obits: CC Craven

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 18, 2014

CC Craven

CC Craven, 90, died on Sept. 14, 2014. 

Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Melza Clark Craven; daughter, Lee Ann Craven Homiak (Greg); son, Kim Lee Craven; grandson, Cameron Cody Craven; and many nieces and nephews.

He was born Jan. 7, 1924, and was preceded in death by his parents, George Lee Craven, and Odella Allen Craven; 6 brothers, Allen Leary Craven, George Cleland Craven, Walter Glenn Craven, Clarence Everette Craven, Lester Harding Craven, and Floyd Edgar Craven; and 3 sisters, Margaret Dixon Craven Epperson, Martha Lee Craven Short, and Velma Carolyn Craven Thompson. 

At age 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy just prior to the beginning of World War II. He fought the entire war on destroyers and battleships in the South Pacific. He was given an honorable discharge in December of 1946. He was an employee of Western Electric/ATT for 41 years. Upon retirement, he loved to play golf with friends, brothers, and his son. He also enjoyed metal detecting, college basketball, and college football. His greatest enjoyment came with visiting relatives and organizing family reunions. He was a member of Mocksville Masonic Lodge AF&AM.134, and a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, Mocksville.

There was to be a graveside service at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17 in the family plot in Rose Cemetery with Dr. Glenn L. Myers Jr. officiating. The family was to receive friends at the cemetery after the service. 

Memorials: First UMC, 310 N. Main St., Mocksville. 

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