Jeffrey L. Cavaness

Born September 8, 1957

Jeffrey Lee Cavaness, 60, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018. He was born on September 8, 1957 in Trenton, Tennessee. He graduated from Peabody High School in Trenton, Tennessee, and obtained both an Undergraduate and Master degrees from University of Tennessee at Martin. He married Jane Williamson Finley of Rome on August 8, 1992, and welcomed a son, Adam Jeffrey Cavaness on August 2, 1999. Prior to retiring, he was a Guidance Counselor at Rome High School and Unity Christian School. He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Rome, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, and writing and directing a theatrical production. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joyce Alford Wilson and Billy Cavaness. A memorial Service for Jeff will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM. The family will receive friends following the service in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. I lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Georgia Transplant Foundation.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, June 3, 2018

Jeffrey L. Cavaness

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Emily Sullivan

July 10, 2018

Jeff was a Peabody High School classmate and a friend. Although we lost touch through the years, I remember him clearly and fondly as fun, bright, creative and articulate. I am saddened to learn of Jeff’s passing, and send heartfelt condolences to the family.

Emily Patterson Sullivan, PHS Class of 1975

D. R.

June 7, 2018

To the families and loved ones of Mr. Cavaness, who we know will be dearly missed. Almighty God promised at Revelation 21:4 that he will wipe away all our tears. And death, pain, and sorrow will be no more. So, you can take great comfort in drawing close to God in prayer. And he will sustain and help support your families to endure. During these difficult times and in the months to follow. My deepest condolences to all your loved ones.