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Rites held for Barbara Cantrell



Barbara Blood Cantrell, 76, of McRoberts, died July 5 at Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee.

Born in McRoberts, she was a daughter of the late Sherwood and Myrtle Fleming Little. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, David L. Blood and Millard Cantrell; her companion of 17 years, Bobby Thompson; and two sisters, Myrtle Bartley, of Michigan, and Shelby Mullins, of McRoberts.

Surviving are three daughters, Donna Kaye Marvelli, of Beverly Hills, Fla., Diana Lee Caudill and husband Glenn, and Elizabeth Faye Middaugh Gibson and husband Avery, all of McRoberts; seven grandchildren, Danielle Hollin, Derrick Hollin, Darren Hollin, Amber Caudill Blair, Erin Caudill Chaffins, David Middaugh and Kaylee Middaugh; 10 great-grandchildren; and 15 brothers and sisters, Lester Little, Anna Sparks, Billie Jean Fleming, Deborah White, Mildred Mullins and husband Pejib, all of McRoberts, Rose Mary Collins, of Lenoir, N.C., Sherry Brown, of North Carolina, Ralph Little, of Neon, David Little, of Jenkins, Freddie Little, of Lexington, Jack Little, of South Carolina, Deeda Tilley, of McRoberts, Irene Seahorne, of Florida, Linda Bullion, of Ohio and Annaline Johnson, of Pike County.

Funeral services were held July 8 at the Cornerstone Church. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery in McRoberts.



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