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Thelma Aileen McCraven

May 14, 1928 ~ January 5, 2022 (age 93)


Thelma Aileen McCraven

May 14, 1928 - January 5, 2022

Thelma "Aileen" Mullis McCraven, 93, of Landis passed away January 5, 2022 at Atrium Health Cabarrus in Concord, after a period of declining health.

She was born on May 14, 1928 in Cabarrus Co., a daughter of the late J. C. and Mary Taylor Mullis. In addition to her parents, Aileen is preceded in death by her husband Edward Lee McCraven in 1996, 2 sons, Earl Michael McCraven and William David Smith and grandson, Chris McCraven.

Aileen was a lifelong area resident and member of North Kannapolis Wesleyan Church. In early years, Aileen worked for Cannon Mills in the washcloth dept. as an overedger. She loved sewing and cooking.

A celebration of her life will be held  at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jean Tucker officiating. The family will receive friends at Whitley's from 1:00  to 2:00 PM before the service. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park.

Aileen is survived by daughter Jean Hilton and Gerald (Jerry) Hilton and her family, Grandchildren, Donna and Steve Rumple, Robert and Stacey Hilton, Scott and Stela Hilton, Jody and Hannah Hilton, great grandchildren,   Tylor and Sarah McNeal, Katelyn McNeal, Bailee and Jared Pethel, Kayla Childress, Travis Hilton, Patrick Hilton, Jeremy Hilton, Barrett Hilton, Gabbie Childress, Grayson, Mia, Eli and Austin Hilton, great -greatgrandchildren, Blaine and Luke McNeal, Titan and Hattie Cook, Teagan Hilton,   son, Charles E. McCraven of China Grove and his family, Grandchildren,  David McCraven, Shirley Baker, Michael McCraven, Shirley Baker (Jeff), David McCraven (Tausha) and Michael McCraven (Sarah); great grandchildren, Taylor, Ashley and Brittany Baker, Daniel McCraven (Lexus), Dillon McCraven (Amanda), Donielle Smith (Kyle), Matthew McCraven (Katie), Blake McCraven and Mary Elizabeth McCraven; 5 great grandchildren,  son, Gary Wayne McCraven (Charity) of Kannapolis and his family Grandchildren, Tanisha Corl (Dustin), Jessica Jung (Jon), great grandchildren, Kirsten and Kinsley Jung, Anthony Grimes, Amy and Abby McCraven,  son, Walter Lee McCraven (Debbie) of Oakboro and his family, Grandchildren, Brandon McCraven, Tammy Smith, Shawn Smith, great grandchildren, Corney Morton, Cobie Smith, Carson Smith, Collin Smith, Cassidy Smith,

 son,  Steven Ray McCraven (Katheryn) of China Grove and his family Grandchildren, Joshua Ray McCraven, Jeremy Alan McCraven, Nicholas Samuel McCraven, great grandchildren, Shyann, Dillian, Cayden, Edie Lou, Killian,

deceased son, Mike’s family,  granddaughter, Hannah McCraven and two great grandchildren.



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January 9, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Whitley's Funeral Home

Funeral Service
January 9, 2022

2:00 PM
Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd.
Kannapolis, NC 28083


Carolina Memorial Park
Carolina Memorial Park, 601 Mt. Olivet Road
Kannapolis, NC 28083

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