George Denny Craven

Published 10:05 am Thursday, June 15, 2017

George Denny Craven, 73, died on June 12, 2017.

Funeral services celebrating his life were held 2 p.m. June 16 at Main Street United Methodist Church with Pastor Dr. Claude Kayler, and the  Revs. Rick Carter and Donald Barber officiating. Burial with full military honors followed in the church cemetery. The family visited with friends following the military honors in the church fellowship hall.

A native of Forsyth County, he was the son of the late Pauline Virginia Carello and Floyd Orren Craven. He graduated in the Class of ’62 from Kernersville High School and enlisted to serve in the U.S. Navy for four years. He loved cars and was a finance and sales manager of several dealerships in the Triad.

He also was preceded in death by his sister Mary Frances McLauchlin. He was the grandson of the late Spiro George Carello and Mattie Carello.

Survivors: his daughter, Wendi Craven Barber and Donald of Morganton; granddaughter Caroline Marie Barber of Morganton; grandson, Michael Craven Fournier of Davidson; brother, William “Willie” A. Craven and Carla “Missy” of Kernersville; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.