Visitation was held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at New Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 9, 2012, at New Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Ashbank Cemetery in Nauvoo. Mickey Crane and Leslie Sartain will officiate.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Alma Craven; father, Albert Craven; brothers, George Craven, Jean Craven and Charliee Craven; sisters, Birthey Cagle, Corerine Norris and Maye Williamson; nephews, Scotty Craven and Harold Craven; and niece, Janice Wakefield.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Craven of Nauvoo; son, Jimmy Russell Craven (Sandy); grandchild, Justin Craven (Elizabeth) and great-grandchild, Logan Craven.
Pallbearers will be Justin Craven, Jason Edwards, Johnny Edwards, Kevin Craven, David Millwood and Joey Clingan.