Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Craven Eldridge Furr

Craven Eldridge Furr, 89, of Albemarle passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 in his home.  His funeral service will be 2 PM Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Larry Austin, Elder Richard Broadway and Elder Brannon Hooven officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care from 6 until 8 PM. 

Born August 9, 1930 in Stanly County, NC he was the son of the late Craven and Bessie Sides Furr.  He was a graduate of Pfeiffer College with a BA in Business Administration and was the owner and operator of Eldridge Furr Tax and Accounting of Oakboro.  He was a member of Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church. 

Mr. Furr was married to the late Mildred Whitley Furr for 53 years.  He is survived by his second wife, Willie Baucom Furr of the home, daughter Nita Eloise Wilson of Albemarle, NC, grandchildren Sarah and Justin Wilson, stepson Timothy Morris (Sabra) of Landis, stepdaughter Gay Huneycutt of Albemarle, and stepson Phil Huneycutt (Lisa) of Oakboro, stepdaughter Teresa Jacobs (Barry) of Salisbury, brothers Richard Steven Furr (Judy) of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and Thomas Keith Furr (Susan) of Red Cross, sisters Marilyn Jean Carelock of Sumter, SC and Blanche Burris of Albemarle and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by sisters Louise Almond and Mary Frances Austin. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church, 20415 NC 24-27 Hwy, Oakboro, NC 28129. 


  • Gloria Smith Posted March 12, 2020 4:35 pm

    My neighbor of many,yrs.

  • Gloria. Smith Posted March 12, 2020 4:44 pm

    Loved the family….

  • RALPH & CORNAIL RUMMAGE Posted March 12, 2020 6:41 pm


  • Dot Hagler (Mrs. Joe) Posted March 13, 2020 4:03 pm

    Daughter, Nita, close friend all through school, was our daughter, Robin’s friend. She spent much time here through the years. Her Mother, Mildred, was my Sunday School Teacher, at that time. We loved Nita, as our own, and my heart goes out to her and her family. May God give them peace and comfort in the rough days ahead. She is so special to our family.

  • Edward Whitley Posted March 14, 2020 4:56 pm

    Eldridge was a great friend of many years, and he and I were close Pfeiffer College students. He was one of the best persons I have ever known, an active church member. He will be greatly missed by family and all of his friends.

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