Martha Rachel Craver

August 21, 1920September 11, 2021

Martha Rachel "Rae" Smith Craver, 101, passed quietly September 11, 2021, at home where she had lived since 1961. She was the widow of Harry C. Craver who died in 1989. She has been a hospice patient for two years.

She is survived by 3 children: sons, Gary S. Craver, Farragut, TN, and Joseph Lindsey Craver, DDS, Johnson City, TN, and daughter Harriet Beth Craver, recently relocated from Nashville to Knoxville, to care for her mother. Other relatives include grandchildren: Stuart Craver (Christine), Roseville, MN, Joseph Allan Craver, Johnson City, TN from Colorado, and Jessica C. Dorow (Greg), Seattle, WA. Great-grandchildren: Kian & Olivia Craver, and other nieces and nephews.

Rachel was a member of Central Baptist Church Bearden for most of her life. She worked for Production Credit Association in Gallatin & Knoxville. Rachel was admired for all the beautiful flowers in her yard. She had previously been a member of the Tennessee Rose Society, Knoxville, and was active selling and collecting antiques.

A visitation will be held Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 6pm to 7pm at Berry Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike. Family and friends will meet at the Funeral Home on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1pm to go in procession to the graveside service at Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery, Pastor Jim Henry will be officiating.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, September 17, 2021


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Bob Bellah

September 18, 2021

Gary, so very sorry to hear of your moms passing. My condolences to you and your family.

Bill and Helen Deitch

September 16, 2021

Beth, Gary and Lindsey, we remember with fondness visiting your mother over the last 8 years as Central deacons. She was always so pleasant and always asked "Well, whatcha know new?" She enjoyed it when we brought our grandchildren along and she posed with the girls amongst her azaleas. We pray God will comfort and direct you in the days to come. We regret we are in Louisiana and will miss the service. God bless you.