|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1898|
|Death: ||May 5, 1941|
Thursday, August 11, 1932
The announcement of the marriage of Miss Velma Smith to Mr. Mather Lochlin Cravey, of Milan, which was solemnized Sunday, July 31, is being received with interest by a host of friends here. The ceremony was quietly solemnized in Chauncey Sunday afternoon at 6 o'clock, the Rev. C. A. Morrison performing the rites in the presence of a few intimate friends. Miss Ruby Davis was the bride's only attendant, and Mr. Dave Williams, Jr., of Milan, was best man. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. J. M. Smith and the late Mrs. Smith and is a very talented young woman, possessing a beautiful voice. She graduated from South Georgia College Academy and continued her education at Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville. She has been a member of the Telfair county public school system three years, having taught in Milan and in Progress consolidated school. Mr. Cravey is the son of L. M. Cravey, of Milan, who was one of the early settlers of Telfair County. He attended Milan public schools and South Georgia College and is now a prominent farmer and is connected with the Milan Drug Company in Milan. Mr. and Mrs. Cravey are at home to their friends in Milan.—Telfair Enterprise.
Article reprinted from page 4, column 6, of The Times Journal Newspaper, Eastman, Georgia
Thursday, May 8, 1941
PROMINENT MILAN MAN KILLED BY FALLING TREE IN TELFAIR.
Mather Cravey, prominent Milan citizen and Telfair County road man, was instantly killed Monday near Jacksonville, in Telfair County, by a falling tree, which was being pulled down by a tractor. It is said a large limb struck Mr. Cravey on the head, crushing his skull. Mr. Cravey was born and reared in Milan, being a son of L.M. Cravey and the late Mrs. Hattie Ragan Cravey, both leading members of prominent pioneer and influential families of this section of Georgia. He was married in 1932 to Miss Velma Smith, the daughter of the late Jake Smith and Mrs. Sybil Creighton Smith of McRae. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. A. Morrison of Alamo, and Rev. L.R. Lancaster in Mt Zion Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Hymns were sung by Mrs. Forest Minix, Mrs. R.L. Pridgen, Leroy Clements and J.J. Hilliard, with Mrs. Fred Hardin accompanist. Pallbearers were Henry and Dave Williams, Charlie Walker, Desan and Buster Lancaster, Lewis Seay, Jack Willis and Harris Bowen. Flower Girls: Oreita Drew, Charlie Lee Harrell, Mildred Lowery, Hattie Cravey, Marjorie Wolfe, Eloise Wolfe and Catherine Lowery. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Velma Smith Cravey, and one son, Mather J. Cravey; his father, L.M. Cravey; three brothers, Herbert, Frank and Willie Cravey, Milan; and four sisters, Mrs. Charlie Lowery, Mrs. John S. Drew, Milan, Mrs. Reuben Brown, Eastman, and Mrs. Alma Wolfe, Uvalda.
The News From Milan, Rhine and Old Telfair; Volume V, 1941-1944 by Tad Evans, page 45.
Lochlin Morrison Cravey (1862 - 1947)
Hattie Ragan Cravey (1861 - 1919)
Velma Eilene Smith Brady (1911 - 1991)*
Willie H Cravey (1895 - 1901)*
Mather Lochlin Cravey (1898 - 1941)
Mount Zion Cemetery
Created by: Craig & Tonya Banks
Record added: Aug 13, 2011
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