Mr. Melvin Caraway, age 59, of McRae-Helena, died Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin after an extended illness. He was a native of the Cedar Crossing Community and was a 1979 graduate of Toombs Central School. He lived in Toombs County all of his life until moving to Telfair County in 2011. He was a welder and painter and was owner of the former Toombs Welding in Lyons. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Milliken Creek Masonic Lodge #302 in Cedar Crossing. He was of the Church of God faith and was a former member of Rock Springs Holiness-Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mindy Caraway; parents, Clyde Perlee Caraway and Gladys Louise Stephens Caraway; one brother, James Caraway; two sisters, Irene Caraway McGee and an infant sister, Joyce Caraway.
Mr. Caraway is survived by his wife of thirty-four years, Kathy Prickett Caraway; one son, Brian Gillis and wife Hillary, all of Helena-McRae; two brothers, Gary Wade Caraway and wife Lu of Cedar Crossing, and Larry Gene Caraway and wife Terri of Millen; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, April 25th, at 10:00 a.m. in the South Thompson Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Jimmy Cothren officiating.
The family has requested that everyone be comfortable and wear casual clothing.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
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