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John Stewart Avila

July 17, 1954 June 29, 2019
John Stewart Avila
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Obituary for John Stewart Avila

John Stewart Avila 64, of Russell passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at his residence.

John was born July 17, 1954 in Evansville, Indiana to Juanita Stewart Avila and the late John Avila.

He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he earned a degree in Business Administration and was employed with CSX Transportation as a supervisor.

John leaves behind his wife Cindy Caniff Avila; loving mother Juanita Stewart Avila of Russell; one sister Jane Callihan (Jeff) of Russell; one nephew JD Callihan (Ashlee) of Bellefonte; two great-nephews Jaden Howell and Jaxson Callihan; along with a host of extended family and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted at 12:00 PM Tuesday, July 02, 2019 at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood.

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10:30 AM 7/2/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 7/2/2019 11:30:00 AM
Caniff Funeral Home

528 Wheatley Road
Ashland, KY 41101

Caniff Funeral Home
528 Wheatley Road Ashland 41101 KY
United States





12:00 PM 7/2/2019 12:00:00 PM
Bellefonte Memorial Gardens

700 Red Devil Lane
Flatwoods, KY 41139

Bellefonte Memorial Gardens
700 Red Devil Lane Flatwoods 41139 KY
United States

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