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Posted: July 18, 2009 2:05 p.m.

Mrs. Nell L. Cain

Caldwell & Cowan

Mrs. Nelaveasse (Nell) L. Cain, widow of Briggs E. Cain, died Saturday, July 18, 2009. She was born April 27, 1921, to the late James O. and Leota L. Lybrand in Aiken, SC, and was the second of six children. Before moving to Covington in 1995, Mrs. Cain was a resident of Macon, GA, for nearly 50 years, and was a member of Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church where she served as Church Librarian for more than 20 years; she also served on the Finance Committee for several years and was active in WMU. She is a member of First Baptist Church, Covington. In 1999, she became active with Merryvale Ministries of FBC, and became involved in establishing a Missions outreach for seniors, becoming Baptist Woman of the Year in 2008. Mrs. Cain was for many years active in the Order of the Eastern Star, a fraternal and charitable organization, having served as Worthy Matron of Dixie Chapter in Macon in 1971-72, and is now a member of Lizella Chapter. She was Worthy Grand Matron of the state of Georgia in 1980-81, having served as a State Officer for the preceding 4 years. Mrs. Cain is survived by her sons, Edward A. Cain of Waycross, GA, and Harry D. Cain of Cashiers, NC; sisters, Eleanor Cato of Aiken, SC, and Miriam Burress of Knoxville, TN; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 2 PM, in the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, with Rev. Perry Kirk and Steve Aldridge officiating. Interment will be at Lawnwood Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Monday, July 20, from 6-9 PM. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to Merryvale Ministries at First Baptist Church, 1139 Usher St., Covington, GA 30014.
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