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Obituary: Alvin Caffee, Columbus

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Alvin E. Caffee, Minister, 87, of East Base Road, went home to be with the Lord at 6:25 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Mr. Caffee was born July 2, 1925 in Logan County, West Virginia and was raised in Edmonton, Kentucky. He was the son of Everett Lee and Nannie Clide Tedder Caffee.

He married Essie J. Stephens January 31, 1944. She preceded him in death on June 16, 1994.

Mr. Caffee was a World War II Army veteran, serving his country from January 19, 1945 to November 4, 1946.

He retired from Arvin Industries after 40 years of service. Mr. Caffee helped establish four churches and he was a faithful member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Caffee had a passion for working, not only manual labor and carpentry, but also doing the Lord's work.

The funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Brother Chris Jones officiating.

Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to the Caffee family at

Mr. Caffee is survived by his children, Orbin Lee (Zerlina) Caffee, Gerald (Jean) Caffee, Gail (Jim) Lawles and Brian Caffee, all of Columbus; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lola (William) England of Columbus; a brother, Lloyd (Cindy) Caffee of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Caffee was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; sisters, Mildred Harper, Irene George and Eula VanAntwerp; and brothers, James and Clavis Caffee.


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