Claud Cain Jr., age 70 of Lithonia, died Saturday August 10, 2013. Mr. Cain retired from Hormel Foods with over 30 years of service; he was also a member of Memorial Lighthouse Baptist Church for many years. He is survived by his wife Marilyn Mason Cain, daughter Sandra R. Harthun of Douglasville, GA; sons Rev. J. Adam Dana Cain of Sharpsburg, GA, J. Rusty Jessie Cain of Loganville, GA, and J. Ernie Cain; brother Buddy Cain, Sister Jeanette Alderman, grandchildren Melinda, Rebecca, Jake, James, Jordan, Caleb, and Justin Cain; great granddaughter Ansley Cain. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday August 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel. Rev. Tom Harris and Rev. Norris Nash will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday August 11, 2013 from 3 until 5 p.m. and on Monday August 12, 2013 from 4 until 8 p.m. Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel 770-469-9811

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  1. I have such fond memories from my youth and times spent at Dot’s with the family.

    Claud was, of course at the adult table among the men talking & laughing. He had a distinctive, resonant voice and a quick sense of humor like my Dad. I enjoyed ease dropping on their conversation from the kids table. I was too young to sit with the adults & the only teenager at the kids little table.

    Claud was just so funny & life gets hard & serious not to find humor. I love that I can visit those days and others anytime in my thoughts and it comforts me. I hope in some weird way, it comfort you too.

    I’m so sorry for the hard times you’ve endured & the loss of a man who, no doubt, made a lot of memories,

    Paula Gilstrap Walker

  2. The obituary is incorrect. Just to clarify, I am James Ernest Cain, the eldest son of Jesse and Marilyn Cain. I only have two brothers, Adam and Jeremey (Rusty). Sandra Harthun is not a biological or legal daughter of my parents, but my former wife.

    My wife, Susan and son Chris along with myself will remember my Dad for his talents in woodworking. I was fortunate to have created together with him in his final years, a family heirloom China cabinet customized by Susan. This will remain in our family and passed down to my grandchildren so as not to forget the love and talents of my dad. He adored Susan and Chris and wanted to give her something truly special. I know he’s in heaven as he was a devout Christian and wanted nothing more than than to spread the good news!

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