Gladys “Marie” Cravens
By Sparta Live | November 16, 2006 12:00 am
Gladys “Marie” Cravens, 81, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 9, 2006, at her residence.
Cravens was born Aug. 8, 1925, in White County, to Zollie Mansfield Polston and Ola Mae Boldin Polston.
She lost her mother at a young age and was raised by her father and loving step-mother, Jewel Farley Polston.
She had been a homemaker, enjoyed sewing, quilting, and most of all enjoyed her friends and family.
Cravens was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Casto Cravens; step-mother; two sons, Donald Dewayne Cravens, infant son; and one brother, Clifford Monroe Polston.
Survivors include her children, Ruthie Earline Watts, Marcia Denton, Greta Carter, Brenda Cravens, Danny Cravens, Tim Cravens, Samuel Cravens, all of Sparta; one brother, Robert L. Polston, of Oklahoma; one sister, Moline Polston Chance, of Ohio; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.