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Willie Mattox Cavenaugh

October 24, 1920 ~ August 1, 2019 (age 98)

HOLLY RIDGE – Willie Mattox Cavenaugh, 98, died Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Pender County. A Celebration of Life will be held Monday at 2:00 PM at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel with Dwight Torres officiating.  Burial, with military honors, will follow at Onslow Memorial Park.


Mr. Cavenaugh served his country as a Navyman in World War II.  He  then worked in civil service as a warehouse surplus supervisor.  He will be long remembered as a caring husband and devoted father.  He loved his family and this country and will be missed by all who loved and cared for him.  The family wishes to express a special thank you to his care givers; Lori McHenry, Johanna Freiss, and Doris Riggs.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Godwin Cavenaugh; parents, Fountain and Eulamay Cavenaugh; one brother and four sisters.


Survivors include two sons, Warren Cavenaugh of Leland and Gary Cavenaugh and his wife, Denise of Holly Ridge; three sisters, Jeannie Parker of Fountaintown, Evelyn Jarman of Jacksonville and Eulamay Marshburn of FL; and one grandson, Austin Cavenaugh.


The family will receive friends Monday afternoon, prior to the service, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at the funeral home.


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