RALPH Lottie Cantrell, age 85, of Ralph, died Feb. 28, 2013, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Shiloh Baptist Church with Steve Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
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She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Valarie Strickland, and her son-in-law, Earl Carpenter.
Survivors include her daughters, Dianne Carpenter of Toney, Debbie Johnston (Allen) of Ralph, and Janie Elmore (Richard) of Newnan, Ga.; her sons, Billy Cork (Betty) and Ray Cork (Angie), both of Ralph; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and was loved by all who knew her. She worked hard all her life, but one of her favorite passions was working in her yard and having beautiful flowers that could be shared with others. She loved having family gatherings and cooking for them. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Pallbearers will be Paul Gore, Tommy Gore, Kyle Johnston, Mike Parise, Joey Parise, Stephen Cork, Ray Cork Jr., Jay Cork, Brian Cork, and Rick Strickland.
Honorary pallbearers are TSICU 2nd floor, the Jena and Shiloh communities, and special friends Margie Pate and Carla Craye.
Condolences may be offered at www.memorychapelfuneralhome.com.
Published in Tuscaloosa News from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2013