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Matthew Craven

April 22, 1932 — July 24, 2022


Mr. Matthew Craven, age 90, of Sophia, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022.

A Veteran of the Army, Mr. Craven worked as a carpenter for 50 years.  Matthew loved carpentry.  He had the mind of an innovative craftsman when it came to projects he would work on.  He was always staying busy working with his hands, seeing what he could come up with next.

Mr. Craven is survived by his sister, Mary Craven Swaney (Winfred); brother -in-law, Vernon Whitaker (Judy); and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Whitaker Craven.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Red Cross Baptist Church Cemetery, Climax NC with Rev. Bud Rowe officiating.  Military Honors will be conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to Red Cross Baptist Church, 2957 Monda Rd., Climax, NC 27233.

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Pugh Funeral Home of Randleman is serving the family of Mr. Craven.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Thursday, July 28, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Red Cross Baptist Church Cemetery

2957 Monda Rd, Climax, NC 27233

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