Esta Lee Cavaness

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Esta Lee Cavaness, 100 years of age, passed away June 4, 2013, at the Piggott Community Hospital. She was born January 6, 1913, to the late Pinkey and Pat (Wagster) Hickman in Rector. She volunteered at grade school and was called Grandma by many children.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Cavaness; two sons, Billy Cavaness and Lonnie (Budgy) Cavaness; a brother, Bill Hickman; a sister, Lura Dowdy; four grandchildren, Ronnie Cavaness, Tina Cavaness, Teresa Cavaness and Donna Cavaness and a great-granddaughter, Melody Cavaness.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Kathy Cavaness; five grandchildren, Cindy McComb, Kimberly Miller, Jeanne Wheat, Todd Cavaness and Keith Cavaness with numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral services began at 10 a.m. with James Turner officiating. Interment followed at Mary's Chapel Cemetery.

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