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Bessie Marie Cantrell dies at 97

Bessie Marie Cantrell, 97, died January 12 at her home at Fleming.

Born in Rockwood, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Harold and Ada Simpson Isabell, and the widow of Woodrow Cantrell.

She was the mother of the late Margaret Ann Kincer, Mable Kincer, Audrey Franklin, Robert Larry Cantrell, Ernie Wayne Cantrell and William Randy Cantrell, and was also preceded in death by several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

Surviving are a son, Harold ‘ Lucky’ Cantrell and wife Linda of Neon; two daughters, Brenda Bevins of Jenkins, and Betty York and husband Ernie of Pineville; 27 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and 47 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Pauline Icebee Cantrell of Haymond and Nola Holcomb of Muncie, Ind.

Funeral services were held January 15 at Carty Funeral Home in Neon. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

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