Claude E. Cantrell

Published 4:25 pm Thursday, May 10, 2012

Claude Ernest Cantrell, 87, of Chesnee Highway, Green Creek, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in the Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, N.C.
Born in Polk County, he was the son of the late Archie Dean and Gertrude Lancaster Cantrell. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army in Germany and the European Theater, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. Claude was a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the VFW Post # 5204, Forest City, N.C. Claude was a member of the Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are: a brother, Kenneth D. Cantrell of Huntersville, N.C., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Arland Cantrell, and three sisters, Martha C. Price, Mary C. Price and Margaret C. Gosnell.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12 in the Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren, Green Creek, with Rev. Earl Byers officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites by the Polk Burial Squad.
Family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. just prior to the service in the Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren.
The family will be at the home of a niece, June and Dean Laughter, 190 Melvin Hill Road, Campobello.
An on-line guest register may be signed at McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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