Don Aldrich Cain

February 21, 1942August 29, 2013

Funeral services will be at 3p.m., Sunday, September 1st, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mr. Don Aldrich Cain, 71, of Gadsden who passed away Thursday, August 29th, 2013. The Rev. Mat Alexander will officiate along with words spoken by Dr. Fred A. Malone Ph.D. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services directing. Mr. Cain was born February 21, 1942, the son of Roy Earl and Lois Dunklee Cain in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was a graduate of Southwest High School, Mankato State University, and the University of Minnesota. He was a Vietnam era veteran (1964-1966), a member of First Baptist Church as well as various professional and civic organizations. Mr. Cain was employed at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company beginning in January 1967 with the Goodyear Squardon; working in the technical services division in various positions until retirement in 2000. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Malone Cain; chosen children, Joe King (Anita) Chavers and Amy (Ricky) Smallridge; chosen dearest friend, Carolyn Chavers; chosen grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth Chavers and Abby Cain Smallridge; sisters, Mrs. Diane Noble and Mrs. Sharon Nelson; brother-in-law, Dr. Fred (Deborah) Malone; close friend and cousin, David (Faye) Hindsman; nieces and nephews, Anne (John) Nolan, Sara (Greg) Hjort, Joanna (Todd) Jones, Joshua (Audra) Malone, and Jonathan (Jamie) Malone; and godchildren, Lance (Kristen) Lockridge and Matthew (Tiffany) Lockridge. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Skipper, Paul Foslin, James Adams, Walter Duke, James Turnbach, Benny Miller, Robert Glaze, and Rodger Armbrester. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Higgins, Dewitt Johnson, Roscoe Johnson, Dick Russell, and Earl Gibson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Research Hospital Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept, 142, Memphis, Tennessee, 38748. Special thanks extended to the physicians and nurses of UAB Bone Marrow Center, Dr. Elquis Castillo, and Dr. John Wilborn. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday at Collier-Butler Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at


  • Visitation Sunday, September 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 1, 2013

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Dolores Chavers

September 24, 2013

Dearest Sandra,
More sympathy is with you now
Than words alone can tell...
For those who share your friendship
Share your recent loss as well.
Love, prayers, and hugs,
Dolores, Bill and Paula, Diane, Debbie, and Mark and children

September 8, 2013

Sandra, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Don. I pray that as you return to your life, it will be filled with the glorious and precious memories of your life together.

September 7, 2013

May the Love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you now and forever. We love you and thank you for your joyful spirit to me and my family always.

Derrick, Robin, and Grace Miliner

Beth Bourne

September 7, 2013

Mrs. Cain,

Prayers are going out to you and your family at this time. I remember you with such fondness and thanks and hope that you are comforted by an outpouring of love.

Beth Bourne - ESHS Class o '76

September 7, 2013

Mrs Cain I am so sorry to hear about Don. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jennifer Henderson Nadzadi ES Class of 1978

Tammy Johnson

September 7, 2013

Mrs. Cain,
I send to you my deepest sympathies. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy Johnson ESH Class of 78

Kathye Vance

September 4, 2013

Sandra.....Whenever I saw Don, he always had a smile on his face. You can have sweet memories in the knowledge that he loved you unconditionally with all his heart. You are in my prayers. God bless.

Dana Pentecost

September 3, 2013

Sandra, I am so sorry for your loss. It was a great pleasure to work with Don in regards to the Industrial Development Board. He would always come into the city legal department with a joke, a smile and maybe even something new he cooked. I loved hearing his stories, he will be missed.

Joanna Jones

September 3, 2013

Aunt Sassy, I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Don was a wonderful uncle to me, and I always looked forward to our visits. I will miss his funny stories and his natural ability to make everyone smile. I love to think that he is now singing in perfect harmony.

Michael Beall

September 3, 2013

Sandra, I was so sorry to hear about Don. It has been a long time since I visited with him but always enjoyed his sense of humor.