Lavada Haworth Rigsbee passed away on October 10, 2019 in San Antonio, TX at the age of 99.

She was born in New Market, TN on August 6, 1920, the daughter of Pearl Whitlock and Clearance Haworth. Lavada graduated Suma Cum Laude from New Market High School, receiving awards for academic excellence, home economics and music. As a teenager, she and two cousins traveled to various churches in the East Tennessee area playing and singing gospel music.

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