Obituary for Carolina Craven Nelson

Caroline Craven Nelson, age 41, of Southern Pines, passed away on October 22, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice House in West End.

Caroline was a native her entire life and was born on October 5, 1979 in Moore County, NC to the late John Thomas Craven III and Harriet Roberts Craven. Caroline was a graduate of UNC-W with a Bachelors Degree.  She taught school in the Moore County area.  She loved her home on the lake in Pinehurst, NC where she spent time enjoying the sunsets cascading over the water.  The NC coastline was always her favorite destination for time away.

She is survived by her brother, John Thomas Craven, IV of Southern Pines.

A Celebration of Life gathering was held on Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 12-2 at the Campbell House in Southern Pines.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to the Purple Heart Foundation, PO Box 49, Annandale, VA 22003 or to Southern Pines VFW, 615 S. Page St., Southern Pines, NC 28387.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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