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Ernestine Cabe, 83, of Lanty, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019, at her home, due to declining health from dementia over the past four years. She was born March 29, 1936 in Solgohachia, Arkansas, the youngest child of Ernest Lee and Ruby Littleton McClaren. She was a 1954 graduate of Wonderview High School. She completed training with Delta Airlines and moved to Houston, Texas, where she lived and worked as a ticket agent for 20+ years. She also met and married her husband, Buddy, November 1955 and worked in his automotive business and then in their woodcarving supply business for another 20+ years. After returning to Lanty, she was active in the Overcup Methodist Church and the Lanty Community Center for many years as well as managing the Adams Cemetery fund and maintenance in Lanty. Ernie was blessed with many friends and a loving nature and the opportunity to spend many years working and traveling with her husband and best friend.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Jerry W. (Buddy) Cabe, her parents, her brother, James L. (Cooter) McClaren, and her sister, Kathrina E. (Kat) Treadwell. She is survived by nephew Ben McClaren and wife Janie, nieces Hettie Ingram and husband Rick, Martha McClaren, Linda Donohoe and husband Andy, Kathy Prince, and Cindy Brown and great nephew Eric McClaren and wife Carla and children, and great niece Mindy and husband Bobby and children. She is also survived by her caregivers, Tina and Pete Harris and family to whom we are grateful.
She was a light in our lives and will be sorely missed.
Graveside funeral service and burial will be 2pm, Monday, November 18, 2019 at Adams Cemetery, Lanty, AR under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.
Obituary and on line guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com
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