Loretta Cantrell Slaton, 78, of Dawsonville died Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.
Mrs. Slaton was born December 29, 1941 to the late Fred and Claudine Cantrell, and had been a resident of Dawson County for most of her life. Loretta was raised in Sautee, Ga., and a graduate of Nacoochee High School where she played basketball. One of the best cooks in North Georgia, she was a member of Silver City Baptist Church and a mama to many, not just her family, and made everyone feel loved. Loretta was also preceded in death by her brothers, David Cantrell, Earl Cantrell; brother in law, Wallace Slaton; niece, Lori Slaton.
Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Roger D. Slaton, Dawsonville; children, Barry and Lora Slaton, Dawsonville, Chuck and Frankie Slaton, Gainesville, Julie and Jason Stanfield, Dawsonville; sisters and brothers in law, Jeanie and Buford Kinsey, Cleveland, Carol and Jack Westmoreland, Clarkesville, Eva Nix, Rome, Wilma Dorsey, Cleveland; brother and sisters in law, Ronald and Helen Cantrell, Hiawassee, Barbara Cantrell, Clayton, Eloise Slaton, Austell; grandchildren, Tyler and Maddie Slaton, Riley and Devin Gearhart, Brittan Slaton, Charles “Chaz” Slaton, Mollie Stanfield, Elijah Stanfield, Abby Samples-Slaton; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 2, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Silver City Baptist Church. Rev. Brody Hughes, Rev. Russell Burt, Rev. Tim Biddy, Rev. Chris Gilbert, Rev. Stephen Davis and Rev. Scott Sorrells officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 5-8 p.m. and on Sunday, March 1 from 2-8 p.m.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.