Master Sgt. George Matthews Traver, Jr., age 35 of Carthage died Saturday at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday at Culdee Presbyterian Church Cemetery with full military honors.
A native of Schoharie Co., NY he entered into the U.S. Army in 1996. A complete list of his distinguished career will be posted when available.
He was preceded in death by his mother Mary S. Barnes.
He is survived by his wife Jessica Koren Cox Traver; father George M Traver of Worcester, NY; brothers John Traver and son Avery of Gloucester, MA, Kris Traver and wife Theresa of Dallas, GA; mother and father in law John and Cindy (Short) Cox of Carthage; grandmother Mable LeRuzic of Cobleskill, NY; uncle and aunt Mark and Carol Traver of Schoharie, NY.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family.

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  1. Thank you George for the love you had for our Grandchildren, Kaleigh, Trevor and Noah. And Koren we are always here for you , we love you very much!!!!

  2. Jessica, So very sorry to hear about your loss. I know how much you loved George. Thinking of you and if you need anything at all just let me know. Brenda Nichols

  3. I only had the opportunity of knowing George for a short two years. He was a very gentle and kind man. I will miss seeing him for haircuts and talking with him about his garden and animals. To Koren, you will be in my prayers constantly. Love to you and y

  4. Jessica,
    I was so sorry to hear about George. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today.
    Linda Williams

  5. Thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your loved one that will always be with you in memory
    and prayer. Pat Brown, Director of Aftercare, and Staff

  6. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. THANK-YOU FOR HIS SERVICE TO THIS COUNTRY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU & KNOW HE IS NOT IN ANYMORE PAIN.

  7. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Melissa, Heather, Duane Kennedy & John Diaz

  8. Served with George in Hawaii Cco1-14 Inf. he was always quick to offer a smile and conversation. The world lost a good man but I think god has a very good angel in heaven. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  9. We have many memories of George as a young man. We were friends of his mom, Mary. Both went too soon. Our thoughts are with you. Pete and Chandra Wargo, Troy NY

  10. Thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the
    loss of your loved one that will always be with you in memory and prayer. Pat Brown, Director of Aftercare

  11. Trevor, Kaleigh, Noah. WE LOVE YOU George and Koren lit a candle for George M. Traver, Jr.

  12. Thoughts and Prayers go out to George Family, I rode the school bus with George him and his brothers where very nice, this is so sad!…Jessi Tubbs Middleburgh NY

  13. Koren, we are so sorry for your loss. George sounds like an amazing man and it’s obvious he was well loved. You are in our prayers. The Kirbys

  14. I am sorry for your loss. You never got to know me my name is Dennis Billington but I was George’s best friend in high school. If it was not for him I would not of been the person I am today. I owe him a lot. My only regreat is that I did not stay in touc

  15. Teaching high school has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people, and George, with his warm, gentle smile and intrinsic goodness has stayed in my mind all these years. It was my pleasure to know him, and knowledge of his passing has brought back of fl

  16. I am so sorry to hear about George. I lived next to the Traver family in middleburgh. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you .
    Sincerely, Rocky and Jeff Keller and family

  17. Sometime life shows us the greatest teachers are those who touch our hearts and souls, even if it is only for a moment. George’s kindness and wonderful sense of life will always linger in my memory as a teacher at Middleburgh Central School. We are so ble

  18. VERY few men can do the job he has done! That does not make him irreplaceable, but instead highlights the great character of George. In his job, there is NO room for failure. Always delivering the message. George will always be remembered!

  19. VERY few men can do the job he has done! That does not make him irreplaceable, but instead highlights the great character of George. In his job, there is NO room for failure. Always delivering the message. George will always be remembered!

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