Ruth Cavaness

Ruth Cavaness, 85, of Roswell, Ga., and formerly of Anna, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

She was born on July 1, 1932, in Pomona, the daughter of Augusta May Casper.

She married Donald Clifford Cavaness on July 15, 1952, in Cobden. Later, she married Don R. Shadowens.

She is survived by one daughter, LaDonna Wallace of Villa Park; one son, Mark (Grace) Cavaness of Roswell, Ga.; and three grandchildren, Jaela, Justin and Jonathan Cavaness, all of Roswell, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her mother; her husbands; and one sister, Jean Lamer.

She was of the Baptist faith. She worked for several years at Florsheim Shoe Factory and Walmart.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Alto Pass Cemetery in Alto Pass, with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass is in charge of arrangements.

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