Annie L. Cantrell


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Annie L. Cothran Cantrell, 94, of Carnesville, passed away January 22, 2016, at her home.

Born September 13, 1921, in the Ashland Community of Franklin County, GA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Cora Belle Black Cothran. She was the mother of the late Fred Cantrell, Shirley Martine, and Virginia Daniels; sister of the late Ruby Cothran, Marie Cothran, L.C. Cothran, Robert Lee Cothran, and Roddy B. Cothran. She was a homemaker, a seamstress with Carwood Manufacturing, and a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Martha Gunn, Toccoa, and Gayle Pace, Greenville, SC; ten grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 2pm Sunday afternoon at the B. D. Ginn Memorial Chapel.


  1. Martha and Gayle,
    I’m truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I have a lot of fond memories of hanging out in the Liberty Church Community and on the bench in front of George Macomson’s store back in the day. And you just might catch a glimpse of Miss Annie’s beautiful daughters.
    She always had a kind word and a big hug for me every time I saw her over the years. Please be comforted in knowing that she was loved and respected by a lot of people and the great legacy she leaves behind in her family.
    May God richly bless and keep you. (Is. 40:31)
    Larry Segars

  2. tommy & lisa sayer
    January 24, 2016 - 12:34 am

    We are so sorry to hear of annies loss she would always plates too eat and the first day we.moved below her she welcomed me and my family.robert and lisa you annie and miss you so much.tommy& lisa

  3. Charley & Trisha BLACK
    January 23, 2016 - 7:14 pm

    Sorry. To hear of cousin Annie’s passing Will not be able to attend memorial service due to severe health problems but u are in your thoughts and prayers

  4. (lucy)janeayersfisher
    January 23, 2016 - 2:00 pm

    I have many memories of Annie. She was always smiling, warm and caring. I grew up in Carnesville, and we lived nearby. Shirley was in my class at school. I did not know of her passing. All of us loved Shirley, she was so much fun, always smiling. My sincerest condolences to all her family. She was a wonderful woman. Love, (lucy) Jane Ayers Fisher

  5. Gayle praying for you & your family.

  6. Sorry to hear about Annie Lou who I loved. I always thought of her like a mother to me.

  7. Ms. Martha & Ms. Gayle, not many people remember Ashland. I grew up there myself, although I didn’t know your mother, I knew your uncle Roddy, and I’m sure my dad (Aubrey Jones), and his family knew all of your folks Please except my condolences on your loss. Paul Jones

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