Cantrell, Laverne

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Laverne Cox Cantrell, age 86, of Atlanta, GA passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Northside Hospital Gwinnette. She was a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was born in Canton, Georgia to parents, Fred Milton Cox and Annie Bell Day Cox. Laverne was a long-time member of North Druid Hills Christian Church and then Mount Carmel Christian Church. She held many positions ranging from bookkeeper to bank teller along with being a devoted wife and caretaker of her handicapped son, Greg. Laverne enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, cooking and reading. She was a strong but kind and caring woman who will be truly missed. Pallbearers Include: Drew Maichle, James Maichle, Tommy Lawson, Mike Kelly, Keith Reynolds and Alan Cox. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, from the Cherokee Memorial Park with Rev. Art Stansberry officiating. Interment will follow at Cherokee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at the South Canton Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by, Parents: Fred and Annie Belle Cox; 1st Husband: Billy Burrell; In-Laws: Leslie "Bartow" Burrell and Lillie Burrell; Husband of 46 years: J. B. Cantrell; In-Laws: Robert and Ellen Cantrell; Son: James Gregory Cantrell; Brothers: Bill Cox, Robert Cox and James W. Cox; Sister: Emma Lou Howell. Survivors include: Daughter and Son-In-Law - Kim (Andrew) Maichle Grand Son - Drew Maichle Grand Son - James Maichle Sister - Evelyn Lawson Sister - Sue (Wayne) Reynolds Sister - Ann (Jim) Kelly Sister-in-law - Joan Cox Sister-in-law - Linda Cox Brother-in-law and sister-in-law Lester and Shelby Cantrell Several Nieces and Nephews and Cousins also survive. South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, 770-479-3377. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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