Karen Elizabeth Cantrell, age 65 of Blue Ridge, passed away on February 9, 2020. She enjoyed being a homemaker and loved working in her flowers. She was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church. She was preceded in death by her father, William Newton and grandson, James Cantrell.
Surviving is her husband Marvin Cantrell of the home; daughters, Michelle (Gerry) Harper of Ellijay, GA., Gina (Arthur) McKinish of Mineral Bluff, son; Paul (Jaime) Cantrell of Blue Ridge; mother, Esther Newton of Blue Ridge; sister, Kathrin (Ron) Emslie; grandchildren, Trey Beckett, Perrin Farien, Jesse Logan, Camielle Cantrell, Oliver Beckett and Ashlyn Beckett; niece, Scarlet Smith and nephew, Justin Emslie also survive.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from the Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge Chapel with the Minister Shannon Spurling officiating. Interment followed in the Patterson Cemetery with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers, Trey Beckett, Perrin Farien, Lee Logan, Jared Brasher, Jeremy Smith and Justin Emslie. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to help defray final expenses. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of the arrangements.