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Obituary: George Chester Cavaness

George Chester Cavaness, 92, of Batesville passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1927, in Yellville, Arkansas to George Nitiver Cavaness and Verna Monette (Pyle) Cavaness.

George joined the Navy when he was 15 years of age and served during World War II. In his early years, he loved to hunt; he enjoyed working on clocks, cooking and loved traveling the Continental United States with his wife in their RV. He was a Civil Engineer for 70 years having owned his own business, Cavaness Rental, and Engineering, since 1975. As well he was a Mason and in his later years, he enjoyed the computer.

Survivors include his son, George Clayton Cavaness (Sheri) of Batesville; three daughters, Beverly Sue Hill (Keith) of Batesville, Marilyn Kay Huck (Gene) of Sulphur, Louisiana and Georgia Candace Case (Jim) of Batesville; five grandchildren, William Wade Samec (Sherri), Matthew Patrick Samec (Chalanda), Crystal Michelle Collins Clairday (Sarah), Khara Danielle Cavaness and Ginger Beth Collier (Justin); five great-grandchildren, Ava Lillian Samec, Jordan Ella Samec, Braxton Wade Samec, Terry Lee Rose III, and Kailee Paige Samec; sister, Eloise Williams of Harrison; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Neva Keeter Cavaness; two sisters, Helen Arlene McMindes and Betty Jean Liffiton.

A memorial service will begin at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with Steve Smith officiating.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made in his honor to Paragould Children’s Home, 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450.

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