Esther Cashwell

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LAURINBURG — Esther Davis Cashwell, 93, of Laurinburg passed away on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

Esther was a daughter of the late Joseph A. Davis and Ethel Duncan Davis born in Person County on June 26, 1924.

At the age of two, the family moved to Harnett County where her father was a tobacco farmer. She graduated from Boone Trail High School in 1940. Following graduation, she and several graduates went to Sardis, a school especially for training young women to work in the World War II effort.

Upon completion of their training in radio communications, time keeping and many other jobs, they were assigned to the Portsmouth Shipyard in Virginia and worked until the end of the war. She returned to Charlotte, entered Carolina Business School and studied accounting. She then relocated to Red Springs where she met and married Walter James Cashwell, Jr., and began their family.

Esther dedicated her life to loving and caring for her family as a homemaker. She had a career as a real estate agent and enjoyed owning and operating her gift shops, The Caned Chair and The Red Geranium. She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church where she served as a former Delegate to the Methodist Conference and Chairman of the Ladies Circle #4.

She also served as a Girl Scout leader and Den Mom for the Boy Scouts. Her many hobbies that she enjoyed were playing Bridge, growing flowers, needlework and sewing and watching the hummingbirds. Her greatest joy was sharing time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Walter James Cashwell, Jr.; her son, Walter James "Jim" Cashwell, III, and all of her siblings, Elizabeth Davis, Edna Davis Simpson, Ernestine "Teen" Davis Yates, Joseph "J.D."Davis, Edith Duncan Davis Nixon, Annie Mae Davis and Billie Glenn Davis.

Esther is survived by her daughters, Cindy Cashwell Peele (Bill) of Laurinburg; Frances Cashwell Pearce of Greenville; grandchildren, Heather Bounds (David), Matt Peele (Emily); great-grandchildren, Walt Bounds and Poppy Bounds and her many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the First United Methodist Church officiated by The Rev. Dr. Terry Hunt. A private interment will be at a later date.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

Memorial donations are requested to be given to the First United Methodist Church, 101 West Church Street, Laurinburg, NC 28352, Scotland Regional Hospice, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353 or the Humane Society of Scotland County, 1401 West Blvd, Laurinburg, NC 28352.

Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.

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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2017
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