Bobby Gene Craven, 85, of Mt. Gilead, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019.

A memorial service was held Dec. 27 at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Cathy George officiated.

Craven was born in Montgomery County to the late Lacy Franklin and Annie Bridges Craven.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by wife, Avis Nelson Craven.

He is survived by children, Deborah Thompson of Mt. Gilead, Lewis Craven of Mt. Gilead and Todd Craven of Salisbury; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.