Frances Marion Bateman Cantlon, 94, widow of George Edward Cantlon, was promoted to Heaven from Earth on Friday, August 23, 2019.
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Born September 26, 1924, in Paxville, she was the only daughter of the late Robert Lee Bateman and the late Dora Gamble Bateman Rodgers. She was a charter member of Faith Outreach Assembly of God and attended Smithville Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include four children, Sharon Christmas (J.M.), Connie Davis, George E. Cantlon, Jr. (Missy), and Rhonda Bowman (Roy); grandchildren, Becky McDaniel (Ronald), Denise Robinson (Kevin), Kimberly Afify (Faisal), Tammy Floyd (Samuel), Angie Farris (James), George E. Cantlon III, Sheri Morris (Danny), Daniel Cantlon, Mandy Manthei, Bryan Bowman (Robin), and Brandon Bowman (Mary); and numerous great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Lizzie Nunnery Bateman; step-father, Hugo Bernard Rodgers; sister, Audrey Bateman Stevenson; brothers, David Lee Bateman and Robert Stanley Bateman; a son, Robert Thornal Cantlon; grandson, Robert Thornal Cantlon, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Patsy Hutson Cantlon; and son-in-law, Dennie Willard Davis.
Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. Monday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Morgan and the Rev. Ronnie Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Paxville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Elliott Davis, Ronald McDaniel, Kevin Robinson, Bryan Bowman, Brandon Bowman, George Cantlon III, and Daniel Cantlon.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of Rhonda and Roy Bowman.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to Faith In God Ministries, P.O. Box G, East Flat Rock, NC 28726.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.