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Originally published: 2012-10-22 10:39:02
Last modified: 2012-10-22 10:39:02

Lora Ruth Cantrell

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, Lora Ruth Ledford Cantrell, 69, of 195 Jaynes Road, went home to be with the Lord.

A native of Avery County, she was the daughter of the late Harlan and Mary Ledford of Newland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Mary Lorene, who died at birth, and her older sister, Arlean Eller.

Cantrell loved to cook, sew, embroider, crochet, make jewelry, and had found a new love for flower arranging at Brenda Kay’s.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband, Jack Cantrell of 47 years; her two sons, Tim Cantrell and fiancée, Pam Jennings, of Elk Park, and Shane Cantrell and wife, Danielle, of Minneapolis; her two daughters, Jacki Singleton and husband, Tim, of Pyatte, and Lorie Harmon and husband, Rex, of Minneapolis. Cantrell had eight grandchildren, Skylar Tipton, Riley Jennings, Amber Singleton, Dalton, Lukas and Olivia Harmon, and Brandon and Mattie Cantrell. Also surviving is a sister, Emma Benfield of North Cove.

Funeral services for Lora were held 7 p.m. Thursday, October. 18, 2012, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Haley and the Rev Joshua Calvert officiating. The family received friends Thursday, 5 p.m. until the service hour. Interment was in the Ledford Family Cemetery Goose Hollow Road, Montezuma.

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Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Cantrell family.

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