JoAnn achieved her life-long dream and was welcomed into heaven, March 11, 2021. She was greeted by her husband, William C. Cravens (Sonny), who passed in 2015, alongside all those she missed so dearly while on earth. She touched us through her kind, loving, selfless, and peaceful spirit and family prayer. She was known for her delicious lemonade and fried okra at family reunions as well as many years of coconut cake donations to the annual cancer auction. We would always make sure to have an extra bottle of ranch dressing at the house if she was coming over. Watching her enjoy gospel music would put a smile on anyone's face.
A great void has now been created for those left behind:
Daughters: Kathy Estes (Clyde) of Dickson, TN.
Angela Wilson (Dennis) of Lyles, TN
Son: Thomas Cravens of Vanleer, TN
Guy Adkins (Charlotte) of Smyrna, TN
Tom Adkins (Pam) of Dickson, TN
Sarah Graham of Michigan
Mary Skinner of Kentucky
Katie Gafford (Doris) of Marion, TN
Bell Smith (Butch) of Slayden, TN
Rachel Saine, Sarah Thomas, April Cravens, Mitchell Cravens,
Christopher Cravens, Lyddia Wilson & Lexie Anderson
11 Great Grandchildren & 2 Great Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by:
Parents: Layton & Birdie Adkins
Husband: William (Sonny) Cravens
Brothers: J.N., Wayne, W.A., Charles & L. J. Adkins
Sisters: Frances Westerman, Gladys Barbee & Kitty Mae Burnley
Visitation will begin on Saturday, March 13. 2021 from 4 - 8 PM and will continue on Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 11 AM - until time of services at Spann Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 14, 2021 from the Chapel of Spann Funeral Home with Rev. Dewayne Smith officiating.
The family requests that everyone in attendance do your best to maintain social distancing and wear a mask.
For those not able to attend the funeral services will be live streamed on Spann Funeral Home's Website & Facebook.
Burial will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Erin, TN.
Enduring appreciation is felt for the special love that was provided through caregivers Julie Singleton, Teresa Smith, Tammy Betty and Kathy Barbee.
ARRANGEMENTS BY SPANN FUNERAL HOME (615) 446-1123