Wiley Cavin

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 24, 2010

WILKINSON COUNTY — Services for Wiley “Goat” Cavin, 85, of Woodville, who died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mars Hill Community Church with the Rev. Bernard Waites, the Rev. Greg Touchstone and the Rev. Reggie Forman officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mars Hill Cemetery under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the church.

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Mr. Cavin was born Dec. 8, 1924, in Wilkinson County near Crosby, the son of Henry Lee Cavin and Ollie Leake Cavin.

He was a boiler room operator with International Paper Company in Natchez. He was a member of the Mars Hill Community Church in Wilkinson County. He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Cavin was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Wesley Cavin of Woodville; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Anna McKey and husband, L.B., of Centreville, Lorraine Frelich and husband, John, of Woodville and Debi Smith and husband, Ralph, of Lake St. John; two sons, Wiley Bubba Cavin Jr. and Glenn Cavin and wife, Cathy, all of Woodville; special friend, Becky Pace of Natchez; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors.

The Papa Goat we all adored was a kind soul. He was possessed of a deep abiding love for his family and friends. He loved the Lord also and told us so on many occasions. He had sharp wit, loved baseball and could spin a good yarn with the best of them. We will never forget how much fun he was nor how tender he was with dogs and children. We will sorely miss him until we are with him again on that other shore. Rest in Jesus peace darling. We love you very much.