Joel "Jake" Muse Carraway

Born: Mon., Apr. 28, 1924
Died: Thu., Aug. 16, 2012


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 18, 2012
Location: Munden Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Aug. 19, 2012
Location: Munden Funeral Home

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Joel "Jake" Muse Carraway, 88, of South River, passed away quietly Thursday August 16, 2012 at his home.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Sunday at Munden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glenn Everette officiating. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park.

Joel was born April 28, 1924 at Merrimon, NC to Henry Muse Carraway and Vera Minnie Nelson Carraway. He was a graduate of Beaufort High School. Joel entered the US Navy in June of 1944 and served with the Navy Armed Guard on Atlantic convoy duty throughout WWII. He married Dollie Gray Cannon on September 16, 1947. He was a member of Merrimon Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife: sisters Margaret Becton, Agnes Flythe, and Minnie Pittman, of Merrimon, and Mary Pittman of Beaufort: sons Richard Carraway and wife Betty of Morehead City, and Michael Carraway and wife Lynn of Beaufort: granddaughters Cristie Penland of Morehead City, Christy Burney of Fayetteville, Michelle Carraway Butler and husband Billy of Morganton, and Virginia Carraway-Stage and husband Morgan of Greenville: great grandsons Matthew Dillingham, Ronald Willis, and Cristian Penland of Morehead City, Matthew and Noah Burney of Fayetteville, and Robert Matthew Butler of Morganton: and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Thelma Robinson, brothers Herman Carraway, Henry Carraway, Luther Carraway, Grady Carraway, and Allen Carraway.

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm Saturday at Munden Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Merrimon United Methodist Church 310 Jonaquin Creek Rd. Beaufort, NC 28516.

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Luretta Jones
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Just cherish the all the good long years you had with your Father. Give your family my condelences and know that I am praying for them at this difficult time.

Ms Luretta Jones
Administrative Asstistant
NC Geodetic Survey

Sarah, Richard and Christina
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
We are so sorry to hear about your father''s passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family. Love to all

Lloyd and Betty Brock
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
Dolly we are thinking about you and the family at this time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. With our Love Lloyd and Betty

allen and kay hewitt
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012

dear dollie and family,
may you know that our prayers and caring thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.

Ralph Eubanks
   Posted Sun August 19, 2012
Dolly and family, I know all of you are suffering and my thoughts are with you. Jake was a good man and he will be missed by all.

Steven Nelson
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Ms. Dolly, Rick, & family, I would like to extend my deepest, hearfelt, condolences to you from cousins & extended family on the Nelson side. Mr. Carraway was a very kind man and made me & my dad feel as welcome in your home as our own. I am so very lucky to have met him and known him.

Leslie Davis
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Dear Rick & Family,
Please accept my truly heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved Father. I'll always remember Mr. Carraway's warm smile & gentle demeanor. He was one of a kind. May you be blessed with loving, fond memories.

gertrude russell paul and mary ann
   Posted Sat September 01, 2012
Dear Dolly and Mike and Richard and families,
Our thoughts and prayers for you all during this time. We enjoyed visiting with you and
reading your book Dolly.
-- Gertrude Russell Paul and dtr Mary Ann Paul Nightengale

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