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Obituary for Claryce J. Cantley

Claryce Cantley, 90, of Charleston, WV went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 with family by her side.

Claryce was a lifelong member of Elk Valley Advent Christian Church. She was a devoted Sunday School teacher and superintendant. She was devoted in multiple church activities such as vacation bible school and singing in the choir. Claryce was a retired school teacher for Kanawha County Schools. She was an Alumnus of Morris Harvey College class of 1962, and a member of the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Lewis "Clayton" Cantley, Sr.; parents, Elmer G. Carte, and mother Effie "Jane" Carte, brother, Ralph Carte, sisters, Marilyn Josephine Munson and Betty Francis Hauldren.

Claryce is survived by her sons Dr. Lewis C. Cantley, Jr. (Dr. Vicki Sato) of New York, NY, Dr. Larry K. Cantley (Marilyn) of Winston Salem, NC, Dr. Lloyd G. Cantley (Jennifer) of Guilford, CT, and daughter Linda J. Cantley of Charleston, WV. She is also survived by grandchildren, Jessica Ardo (Dr. Shane Ardo, great grandchildren, Ryan and Eleanor of Irvine, CA), granddaughters, Alycia Cantley of Winston-Salem, NC, Mariko Cantley of Boston MA, Alexandra Cantley (Eric Sturgill) of NY, NY; grandsons, William Cantley (Sarah, great grandchildren, Claire, Lucy, Kate) of Boston, MA, Jonathon and Wyatt Cantley, of Guilford, CT, and granddaughter, Laura Nygren (Mark Nygren) of Chicago, IL.

There will be a graveside service held at the Carte Cemetery, Coopers Creek on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 2:00PM with Pastor Roy Boyd officiating.

Due to medical considerations the immediate family will not be attending. There will be a ceremony honoring Mrs. Cantley in the near future with the immediate family and friends in attendance.

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Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview, WV 25071.