Claude "Max" Cabe

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Claude Maxwell Cabe

Claude Maxwell “Max” Cabe, 90, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 11, 1928, in Rabun County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Claude W. and Grace Ramey Cabe. 

In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his precious daughter, Sarah Hilliard; brother, Charles Cabe, and wife, Josephine; one sister, Dorothy “Dot” Cabe; one son-in-law, Reid Gouge; and a brother-in-law, Gline Holland.   

Max was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church for some 60 years and deacon and chair for some 30 years. Max was employed by the State of North Carolina Department of Transportation as State Highway Inspector, working part-time even at 82. He loved his family, his church, his church family and the many friends he had. He loved to talk to everyone and was always looking for a project. He was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife of almost 66 years, Lucille Earley Cabe; his daughters,  Paulette G. Gilley, and husband, Henry, of Burnsville, Sandra Cabe, and significant other, Randy Greene, of Spruce Pine; his son, Billy Maxwell Cabe, and wife, Olga Leticia, of Moore, South Carolina; son-in-law, Mickey Hilliard, of Burnsville; five grandsons, Travis Garland, and wife, Heather, Josh Garland, Ryan and Jackson Cabe, and Bill Gilley, and wife, Michelle; four granddaughters, Shanna Hillard, Janet and Jenny Rivera, Maggie Benge, and husband, Matthew; 10 great-grandchildren; lots of nieces and nephews; one brother, Robert Martin Cabe, and wife, Elizabeth, of Franklin; and one sister, Jeanette Holland, of Franklin.

A funeral service honoring Max Cabe was 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Jimmy Upton, Ricky Ray and Clay Dale officiating. A time of visitation and receiving friends was 11 a.m.-1 p.m. before services at the church.

Flowers will be accepted and appreciated or memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, at P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Visit to leave online condolences.

Mitchell News-Journal • Sept. 26, 2018

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