Oxford - Funeral services for Mr. Ellis Watson Craven, 85, of Oxford, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2013, in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Rebecca Davis officiating. Entombment will follow in Forestlawn Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Mr. Craven died Monday at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jewell Craven; daughter, Debbie Nothdurft (Ted), of Anniston; son, Mike Craven (Melissa), of Oxford; sister, Ellen Key, of Delta; brothers, Jim Craven, of Jacksonville, Sherald Craven, of Pensacola, Wayne Craven, of Meridian, Miss.; grandchildren, Farrah Waller (Matt), Terrence Craven (Meredith) Gage Craven (Molly), Brody Craven; great-grandchildren, Tanner Craven, Olivia Craven, and Hannah Waller. Pallbearers will be Mike Craven, Terrence Craven, Gage Craven, Brody Craven, Ted Nothdurft, and Matt Waller. Mr. Craven was a native of Randolph County and a resident of Oxford since 1955. He was a member of Dodson Memorial Presbyterian Church where he was an Ordained Elder in the Church. He was the previous owner/operator of The Tackle Box and The Razor's Edge Barber Shop. He served the city of Oxford as a Councilman and was a member of the Oxford Civil Service Board. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Dodson Memorial Presbyterian Church at P.O. Box 3174, Oxford, AL 36203. Miller Funeral Home
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Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 11, 2013