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Sylvia Anne Mcavoy

September 24, 1939 — February 4, 2020

Sylvia Anne Landers McAvoy, age 80, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

She was born September 24, 1939 in Cedartown to the late “C. J.” Charles Joe Landers and the late Lena Wills Landers. Sylvia was an amazing mother grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. The family moved back and forth from coast to coast while her loving husband, “Mac” dedicated his life to the United States Navy and his family. Mac’s retirement brought the happy couple back to Cedartown, where they lived out the rest of their days with their family.

In addition to her parents, Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Michael “Mac” McAvoy and her son Dennis Michael “Mike” McAvoy, II.

Survivors include her son, Robert “Bobby” Langley and his wife Sandy; daughter, Lawana Jo Gurley and her husband, Lee; daughter in law, Rene’e Vines McAvoy; sister, Rachael Landers; brother Jimmy Landers; grandchildren: Robin Wilson, Erin Zoller, Breana Gurley, Tabitha McAvoy, Angel Langley, Cacey Dalton and Kailey Burr; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, along with several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Mrs. McAvoy will be Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:30 pm in the chapel of Smith & Miller Funeral Home, with Dr. Patrick Latham officiating. Interment will be Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 2:30 pm at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia.

The family will receive friends, Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Smith & Miller Funeral Home.

The Smith & Miller Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Sylvia Anne Landers McAvoy.


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