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Dallas Cavanah, 81, Edmonton, KY (1935-2016)

He moved to Edmonton, KY in May of 1971 as owner and operator of Edmonton IGA. He and the community created an immediate bond, embracing each other with a love that continued through his retirement in 1991 to the day of his death here almost a quarter century later. He was a native of Hopkins County, KY the son of the late Perry Dallas Cavanah Sr and Annie Laura Day Cavanah. His wife, Barbara Cavanah, survives. He was veteran of the United States Army, and a member of the Edmonton Baptist Church, were he served as a deacon. He was a good man.
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Perry Dallas Cavanah, Jr age 81 of Edmonton, KY, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Metcalfe Health Care in Edmonton.

Funeral services will be held 2pmCT, Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Edmonton Baptist Church, 208 Dunham Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial to take place Monday, August 15, 2016, at 2pmCT, at the Riverside Cemetery at Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 5pmCT until 8pmCT, Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, and after 10amCT, Thursday, August 11, 2016, at the Edmonton Baptist Church.

Dallas Cavanah, 81, Edmonton, KY (1935-2016)

Born in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky, January 24, 1935, he was the son of the late Perry Dallas Cavanah Sr and Annie Laura Day Cavanah. He died Saturday, August 6, 2016, in Edmonton, Metcalfe County, KY, at the age of 81 years, six months, and 13 days.

Dallas attended school in Madisonville and later served two years in the United States Army. In May of 1971 Dallas moved to Edmonton as owner and operator of Cavanah’s IGA until his retirement in 1991.

Dallas was a member of the Edmonton Baptist Church were he served as deacon.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Cavanah of Edmonton, KY, and one sister, Rena Hopkins, of Madisonville, Kentucky.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Anna Mae Spence.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Edmonton Baptist Church Memorial Fund, Metcalfe County Public Library or The Gideons.

This story was posted on 2016-08-09 08:31:40

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