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Mary Cantrell

September 6, 1925 — November 10, 2014

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cantrell, age 89 of Blairsville, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014.

Mrs. Cantrell was born September 6, 1925 in Blairsville, GA to the late Ben Nix & Lottie (Duckworth) Nix. A loving wife, mother & grandmother, Mary started each day at 4:00 a.m. putting breakfast on the table and doing the little things that made her house, a home. A home where you were always welcome and where her values such as hard work, patience and faith in God were passed to the next generation. Proving that the "Old Fashion" ways are usually the best way. She was famous for her homemade biscuits and cornbread and it seemed everyone would stop by for a taste. The only time you would ever catch her sitting down was when her "shows" were on. But, She was always ready to go somewhere, seeing new places and discovering new things. Mary loved the Holidays, when all the family got together for dinner and most of all decorating a big tree for Christmas. Mary never met a stranger and there was nothing that she wouldn't do for anyone in need. You could count on her to be there for you even if it meant she would go without herself.

Her smiles and hugs will be remembered by all who knew her, but especially by her family: daughter & son-in-law, Ruth & Jim Henson; son, Jack Cantrell; daughter& son-in-law, Lucille & Rex Taylor, son & daughter-in-law, Bobby & Brenda Cantrell; daughter & son-in-law, Martha & Bill Murrin; brother, Edgar Nix; sisters, Audrey Hill, Edna Russell & Sarah Murray and brother-in-law, Pryor Cantrell. 16 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and many great-great grandchildren also share in her legacy. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Dave Cantrell.She was also preceded in death by 6 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Leon McDonald & Rev. Ray Potts officiating. Music will be provided by Spirit Led. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Dewayne Cantrell, Travis Cantrell, Dakota Cantrell, Caleb Kephart, Allen Murray, and Timmy Hollis. Honorary Pallbearers are: Dale Chance, Blake Taylor & Dennis Deyton. The family will receive friends at Cochran Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

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