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Lillie Craven
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 • Posted June 2, 2010

Lillie Craven, age 79 of Llano, Texas, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010. She was born to Essie (Tyler) and Charles Justis in Melvin, Texas, July 24, 1930. She married Nellum Leon Craven June 29, 1946 in San Saba, Texas.

She was a member of Pittsburg Avenue Baptist Church and a local business owner. She operated a local gathering place for youth called "Teen Haven" in the 60’s and opened the Burger Bar Café in 1967, years later she sold the Burger Bar and opened Lillie’s Antique’s.

Survivors include sons, Lonnie Craven and wife Joyce of Llano, Texas, Lowry Craven and wife Lisa of White Oak, Texas; brothers, Charles Justis, Jr. and wife Bettye of Bastrop, Texas and Jackie Justis and wife Carla of Llano, Texas; Grandchildren, Dana, Jana, Tye, Madlyn, Clay & Natalie and Great Grandchildren, Tyler, Sierra and Trevor and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Essie and Charles Justis, and her husband, Nellum Leon Craven on November 13, 2006.

Funeral Services were held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel, Llano, with Reverend Gerald Moore and Reverend Danny Meegan officiating. Burial will follow at Llano City Cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers were Chuck Bearden, Ricky McDermott, Clay Craven, Byron Reno, Steve Landers and Doug Gillow.

Memorial Contributions may be made to charity of choice.

Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. E-mail condolences may be sent to or you may log onto our website, for online condolences.

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