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Manual Borges Cabral / October 10, 2017

Manuel Borges Cabral, husband of Julia Higginbothan Cabral, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at the age of 96. He was born in New Bedford, Mass., on March 29, 1921 to the late John and Adelaide Mendonca Cabral. Mr. Cabral served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He owned and operated Cabral Sunoco service station for 28 years prior to his retirement.

Mr. Cabral was a member of the VFW, the Knights of Columbus and St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Clarksville.

Cherishing his memories are his wife, Julia Cabral; daughter, Paula Jean Crews (Robert) of Boydton; grandchildren, Melissa Johnson (Phil) of Shelby, N.C., and Robert Crews Jr. (Carrie) of High Point, N.C., great-grandchildren, Will Swofford Jr., Matthew Johnson, Meighan Swofford all of Shelby, N.C., Savannah Crews, Dalton Crews and Julia Crews all of High Point, N.C., great great-grandchild, McKinley Swofford and siblings, Lena Bergeron and Irene Drolet.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Cabral was preceded in death by siblings, Mary Grimley, Rose Andrade, Arthur Cabral, Joseph Cabral, Agnes Francis and David Cabral.

A Catholic Mass was held Thursday, Oct. 5, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Rev. Father Augustine Lukenge officiated. Burial will be in Rounseville Cemetery in Freetown, Mass., at a later date.

The family received friends at the home of Bob and Paula Crews, 3650 Taylor Ferry Road, Boydton, Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 6–8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church or to the Knights of Columbus 11741, P.O. Box 1537, Clarksville, VA 23927.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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