Garfield Henderson Cain

Published 2:15 pm Monday, April 27, 2015

Garfield Henderson Cain

Garfield Henderson “Buck” Cain, 89, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at his home after a brief declining stage in his health.

He was born in the Clarksville township of Davie County, on Dec. 22, 1925, to the late Carl Clifton and Sarah Parthenia Howell Cain. He attended Chinquapin School of the Davie County School System. As a youth, he joined Chinquapin Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He worked for several farmers in the Four Corners and Cana communities of Davie County and Lone Hickory community of Yadkin County, before moving to Winston-Salem. He married the late Edell Peoples. He was employed at the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Winston-Salem prior to moving to New York in 1954 in an effort to better his living conditions. Upon settling in New York, he was employed by the Bieler Company in Happauge, Long Island, N.Y. In 1970, the owner started the Lambro Industries in Amityville, N.Y., where in 1998, the Penna Elbow Co., Queens, N.Y., became a part of the industries. He worked at all three locations for a total of 60 year, until his health failed in December, 2014.

He was also preceded in death by: a brother, Clifton Harding Cain; 2 sisters, Evola Ellison and Millie Ann West; a nephew, Brandon Cain; a great-niece, Katina West; 2 brothers-in-law, Arthur Lemuel Scott and Francis L. Smith.

Survivors: 3 sisters, Lillie Mae Scott, Hilda Ruth Smith, and Faye Elizabeth (Richard) Carter, all of Mocksville; 2 brothers, Roland Pinkney Cain of Danby House, Winston-Salem, and Wilbur “June” (Amelia) Cain of Traphill; a brother-in-law, Hubert Allen West Sr. of Mocksville; 5 nephews; 11 nieces; several great and great-grand nephews and nieces; 2 uncles, Charlie Lester “Doc” (Louise) Howell of Mocksville and Gilbert (Mary Ruth) Howell of Boonville; an aunt, Ruth Howell of Winston-Salem; a host of cousins; and many New York friends.