Joel Cavender

Obituary of Joel Cavender

Funeral services for Joel Cavender, age 76, of Heflin will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Billy Morris officiating.  Burial will follow at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Cemetery with Benefield Funeral Home of Wedowee in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:30-8:00 PM on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. 

Mr. Cavender passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Bearden Cavender of Heflin; two daughters, Laura Glasgow (Tiras) of Heflin and Amanda Williamson (Jeremy) of Opelika; one son, Mark Cavender of Heflin; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bobbie Holloway of Heflin and Syble Smith of Kentucky.

Pallbearers will be Tiras Glasgow, Jeremy Williamson, B. J. Glasgow, Lee Glasgow, Hayden Glasgow, and Christopher Camp.

A Cleburne County native, Mr. Cavender was born on September 21, 1944, the son of James S. and Syble Parmer Cavender.  He was a member of Pinetucky Baptist Church and worked as a mechanic for Sony Music.  Mr. Cavender was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Cavender. 




4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Benefield Funeral Home
17624 Highway 431
Wedowee, Alabama, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Benefield Funeral Chapel
17624 Hwy 431
Wedowee, Alabama, United States


Pilgrims Rest Baptist Cemetery
481 County Rd 204
Heflin, Alabama, United States