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Obituary for Ethel P. Cabe

“1925 – 2017”

Waynesville – Ethel Mae Pinkerton Cabe, 91, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Stephen V. and Delia Keener Pinkerton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Clifford Cabe, who died in 2004. Ethel was a former employee of American Enka Corporation and along with her husband, she was owner and operator of Cabe’s Gulf for fifteen years. After semi-retirement, she and Paul traveled the southeast for Savings Oil Company of Mississippi. Ethel was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Jean Rigdon and husband, Tucker, of Waynesville; two sons, Danny C. Cabe and wife, Barbara, and Eddie Cabe and wife, Selena, all of Canton; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Roy Kilby officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bethel Baptist Church

5868 Pigeon Road
Waynesville, NC 28786





3:00 PM
Bethel Baptist Church

5868 Pigeon Road
Waynesville, NC 28786

Cemetery Details


Bethel Community Cemetery

Old Pigeon Road
Canton, NC 28716


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