Zeola Blair Cantrell


Visitation Details

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday February 7, 2014
South Chapel, Bordwine Funeral Home  
Funeral Service  
2:00 PM Friday
McMinn Memory Gardens  












Zeola Blair Cantrell, 92, of Etowah Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at McMinn Memorial Nursing Home.


She was a daughter of the late Bruce and Lillie Blair and she was a longtime member of Goodsprings Baptist Church.  Proceded in death by her husband, James Luther Cantrell; 4 sisters, Nannie Crittendon, Mary Wallis, Katie Hurst and Maggie Haynes; 4 brothers, Bruce Jr., Clifford “Doc”,and W.F. “Bill” and Jesse Blair.


Survivors include her Son, James D. Cantrell of Maryville, TN; grandson, James D. Cantrell, Jr. of Canton, GA; Great-grandchild, Peyton J. Cantrell of Canton, GA; sisters-in-law, Jo Cantrell and Thursa Cantrell both of Athens.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 7, 2014 in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with Rev. Oran Creasman officiating. Family will receive friends Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to the service.


Interment to follow service in McMinn Memory Gardens.




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  1. Scott Blair February 15, 2014

    Aunt Z –

    I will be forever greatful for you helping me with my first years college tuition. You helped me more than you knew as a young man trying to find his way….

    Family –

    You will be in my prayers.


    Scott Blair

  2. Jere Miller February 10, 2014

    Dear Don and Family,

    People enjoyed being around your Mother. Her smile, laugh, and interest in people naturally drew them to her. She was so much more than someone who fitted you with a pair of shoes. Zeola was someone you felt the need to visit with.

    I look forward to seeing her in heaven. Once again we will see her smiling face, hear her laughter and enjoy a much needed visit.


    Jere Miller

  3. Berni Aziz February 9, 2014

    Dear Jim and Judy,
    I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I didn’t see her obit until today. It was an honor to be able to spend time with both your parents and get to know them. I learned quite a lot from both of them. Both have a very special corner in my heart. I know they brought so much goodness and laughter to this earth. In sadness, my prayers to you and yours in your loss -


  4. Joyce Webb Rogers February 7, 2014

    So sorry, Don, to hear of your mom’s passing. Would surely have been there had we known earlier. She was a dear lady to me and I will always remember her and your dad with special memories. Thinking of you and your family with love and prayers. Joy

  5. Jeffrey Blair February 7, 2014

    Aunt Z,
    You were always my favorite, You will be missed. May you rest in peace and may God Bless You .

  6. Sandy Johnston Brewer February 6, 2014

    Your Mom and I had many good conversations over the years. We had some good laughs, too. She was always so kind to me. My prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless.

    Sandy Johnston Brewer

  7. Gail Johnston Guinn February 6, 2014

    So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Cantrell was always so kind to me as a young girl. My prayers are with you in this loss.

  8. Alberta Keylon February 6, 2014

    Your mom was a favorite of mine as a child and as I grew up in pinehurst and later goodsprings. My mom, Grace McKinney, died almost 2 years ago. Your family and mine go back decades. How fondly I remember both your parents. May God give you comfort in your loss.
    Alberta McKinney Keylon


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