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GAVIN GLENNARD CUSHMAN, JR September 15, 1949 - August 4, 2016

GAVIN GLENNARD CUSHMAN, JR. went home to be with the Lord on August 4, 2016 in Southaven, MS.  Gavin was born in Bruce, MS on September 15, 1949 to Gavin Glennard Cushman, Sr. and Helen Ruth Cushman.  Gavin was raised in the small town of Houston, Mississippi and knew his wife, Cheryl, since grade school.  After high school, Gavin went on to serve in the Air Force and later graduate from Mississippi State University.  Gavin and Cheryl were married in 1969 and lived in various places in the United States while raising their six children and later lived abroad.  In his last working years, Gavin spent time in Iraq with the State Department.  Gavin has served on the board at churches he has attended with the most recent being Cornerstone Church in Southaven, MS, where he served as treasurer.  After retiring in 2015, Gavin was able to spend more time doing what he loved including spending time with family, golf, tennis, traveling, and serving in the church.  Gavin had a heart for Christ and a love for people that was a testament to his faith and his allowing God to use him in any capacity.  Although Gavin felt his first ministry was to his wife and family, he had a heart for missions and those in need.  Gavin was greatly loved and looked up to by many all over the world and will be tremendously missed.  Gavin was preceded in death by his father, Gavin Glennard Cushman, Sr. and his mother, Helen Ruth Cushman.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Cheryl Patch Cushman; six children, Matt Cushman and his wife, Lori, Ruth Potter and her husband, Jeff, Andrew Cushman and his wife, Carrie, Stephen Cushman and his wife, Layla, Mary Bryan and her husband, Chris, and Gavin Cushman III; 10 grandchildren, Ethan Potter, Peyton Potter, Emma Potter, Lauren Cushman, Parker Cushman, Annabelle Cushman, Wesley Cushman, River Bryan, Leona Cushman, and Holden Bryan; and two brothers, Jimmy Cushman and his wife, Joyce and Billy Scruggs and his wife, Adrienne.  Visitation will be Sunday, August 7 from 4-6 p.m. at Cornerstone Church, 5998 Elmore Road, Southaven, MS. The funeral service will be Monday, August 8 at 11 a.m. at the church with burial in DeSoto Memorial Gardens in Southaven.

In honor of Gavin’s love and passion for missions, donations may also be made to the following:


*click on the drop down box to

011 – Chang Rai in Memory of Gavin Cushman


038 – Missions – JoshRansom





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    Sarah Goff, Joe & Ali Shane says

    It is with a heavy heart that we send our condolences. We have come to love the Cushman family as our own. We are so blessed to have know Gavin and we thank God for the moments we shared with him. There will forever be a part of him in our hearts. We pray for comfort for the family and wish you peace as the roads you soon face will be bumpy. Take the Lords hand and he will guide you. Rest in peace Gavin
    With love… Sarah, Ali and Joe

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    Robert & Deborah Eshelman says

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Robert & Deborah Eshelman,
    Winston-Salem NC

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    Matthias Onderak says

    I served with Gavin in Iraq. He was kind and well liked by all. My condolences.

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    Paul & Erma Byars says

    Cheryl and family, may the grace of God give you peace, strength, and courage during this time of bereavement. Let the testimony of Gavin’s love for family, God, and country live on in your hearts. Stay strong and courageous in your faith in God, Gavin is now in His presence.

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    Tariq Abdat says

    My deepest condolences for the family. I knew Gavin since 1990 while he was working for Diebold International and I was in charge of the ATM business in Saudi Arabia with Alhamrani Universal Company. I used to communicate with hime on regular basis. He was friendly, honest, kind and work from his hear with dignaty. We all loved him and respected him. May God rest his soul. You will be missed my dear friend.

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    Don & Kary Groom says

    Our hearts are heavy knowing of Gavin’s passing. Special, special man! Praying for comfort for each of you and that your hearts will be eased by the wonderful memories you have all shared together. His legacy will continue to be lived out through each of you!https://www.twinoaksfuneralhome.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=998&action=edit#comments-form

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    Mike & Mary Goff says

    We are deeply sadden over the loss of our dear Gavin Cushman. We thank the Lord for the many years we shared together and the memories we made together with our children. You’ve been called back home to take your place in heaven. Prayers to the family and friends. With love, Mike and mary Goff

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