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OBITUARY: Edward Walter Craven Jr.

WALLACE, S.C. — Mr. Edward Walter “Junior” Craven Jr., 71, died on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022.

Born, April 12, 1951, in Pinehurst, he was a son of the late, Edward Walter Craven Sr. and the late Mary Ellen Gibson.

Junior loved racing cars and watching NASCAR. He also enjoyed watching Westerns and enjoyed working in his auto shop. Junior was an expert in car repair, and everyone around knew that he was the one to come to for vehicle sales and repair. He worked for many years in sales and with Nivens Hardware and Edwards Wholesale. Junior will be remembered as always willing to help others.

Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles Gibson; and a brother, John Craven.

Junior leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of almost 50 years, Cathy Hatcher Craven of the home; son, Chad Craven (Alisha) of Wadesboro; daughter, Kristin Craven-Redmond (Kernard) of Pageland, South Carolina; sisters, Nancy Rheault (Bob) of Rockingham, and Patsy Coburn of Elon; grandchildren, Margie Craven of Columbia, South Carolina, and Alexis Redmond of Pageland, South Carolina; several nieces and nephews; racing buddies, Marion Watson and Marty Stewart; and many friends.

A private graveside service will be held by the family.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, South Carolina.


Memorials may be made to the Guest House at McLeod, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502.

The family would like to thank the staff and physicians at Scotland Memorial Hospital, McLeod Hospital and McLeod Hospice for the compassion and care that they were shown during Mr. Craven’s illness.

Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Craven family in their time of grief.

Online condolences may be made at kiserfuneralhome.com.

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