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William Abner Cabaniss

Death 2 Jul 2006 (aged 95)
Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois, USA
Burial Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100492789 · View Source
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William A. Cabaniss of Lawrenceville, died on July 2, 2006 in the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital. Born March 22, 1911, he was the last surviving of ten children of Lawson A. and Lillian (Kendrick) Cabaniss of Shelby, North Carolina.

During World War II, he was a member of the Army Air Corps, training at George Field near Lawrenceville, where he met his future wife Christine Seed. He served in England as a radio technician, returning after the war to marry and live in Lawrenceville. Starting as part of a crew that built drive-in theaters in Illinois and Iowa, he eventually formed his own building-construction business and continued to work until well into his 70s. After the death of Christine Cabaniss in 1989, he married Betty R. (Phillippe) Alsman, who survives him after 16 years of marriage.

He was a long-time member of the American Legion and the First United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, where he served for several years as chair of the building committee. Due to declining health, he resided for the past two years at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, where Betty visited every day and provided the bast of care for her husband.

Other survivors include a daughter, Janet Cabaniss (Damon Snyder) of Lexington, Kentucky, a step-daughter-in-law, Dorothy Alsman of Lawrenceville; two step-granddaughters and their husbands; three step-great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in Lawrenceville at the Emmosn-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Friday, July 7 with the Rev. Roger Boyd, chaplain of the Methodist Village, officiating. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Village of Lawrenceville.

Daily Record (IL) July 5, 2006




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