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Exie Ray Burgess Craven

d. March 23, 2022

Exie Ray Burgess Craven, age 89, of Asheboro passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Alpine Health & Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Craven was born in Ramseur on September 13, 1932 to William and Myrtle Pope Burgess.  Exie was retired from Belk's in Asheboro after 10 years of service.  She had been a member of Asheboro Pentecostal Holiness Church since 1968, where she was a former choir director, Sunday School teacher, and served as Secretary/Treasuer of Sunday School and the Women's Ministries.  In addition to her parents, Exie was preceded in death by her husband, Bryant Craven, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters.  Exie had a good sense of humor and was a prankster.  She loved gardening her flowers, cooking, and was known for her country style steak, biscuits, and chocolate pie.  

She is survived by her sons, Mark Reynolds Craven (Deana) of Ramseur and Kelly Ray Craven (Pat) of Randleman; grandchildren, Holly Craven Deakins (Alex), Dalton Reynolds Craven, and Kelsey Bryant Craven; great granddaughter, Aubrey Deakins; sisters, Kathleen Gray of Greensboro and Carol Casey of Salisbury; and brothers, Wayne Burgess (Linda) of Fuquay-Varina and Larry Burgess (Judy) of Asheboro.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 27, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro.  A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Randolph Memorial Park with Rev. Ed Burns and Rev. Tommy Fuquay officiating.  

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.

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Sunday, March 27, 2022

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Monday, March 28, 2022

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