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Bluefield University Mourns the Loss of Student-Athlete Caitlyn Gable

by | Aug 13, 2022

Bluefield University mourns the loss of student-athlete, Caitlyn Victoria Gable, 20. A rising junior and Rams’ softball player from Midland, NC, Caitlyn passed away peacefully in her sleep, Tuesday, August 9. 

“The Bluefield University athletic community is saddened by the passing of Caitlyn,” shared Corey Mullins, BU Director of Athletics. “Caitlyn touched so many lives during her time as a Ram. She will be missed by members of our staff and faculty, as well as teammates and classmates. Join us in lifting her friends and family in prayer during this time.” 

Caitlyn graduated from Concord High School in the IB Program in 2020. Over this summer, she was able to fulfill her childhood dream to inspire young Girl Scouts as a camp counselor at the Keyauwee Program Center. Since the age of 7, Caitlyn always had a passion for softball and played on several travel and American Legion teams.

“One thing I have always said from the beginning, you are family when you come to Bluefield,” said Baylee Allen, head softball coach. “Caitlyn was a part of our family and always will be. Once a Ram, Always a Ram.” 

Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 at Wilkinson Funeral Home in Concord, North Carolina, from 4 to 7 p.m. A service to celebrate Caitlyn’s life will follow at 7 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina, in support of Caitlyn’s life-long battle with epilepsy, www.epilepsync.org, or to the Keyauwee Program Center for Girl Scouts of America. 

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