OBITUARY: Lois Karen Cantrell


Lois Karen Cantrell, age, age 59, of Ashland City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

Lois was born on February 19, 1964, in Nashville, TN to the late Robert Cantrell and Mary Francis Hudson.

In addition to her parents, Lois is preceded in death by her grandmother, Lucille Cantrell and daughter, Tiffany Cantrell whom she always loved and missed dearly.

She is survived by her boyfriend of over 10 years, Henry Bell; daughters, Tia Newman, Terra (Chris) Johnson; brothers, Danny (Pam) Watson of Springfield, Jerry (Susan) Watson of Lebanon, Bobby Cantrell of Nashville; sisters, Marsha (Benny) Hogan of Clarksville, Patty Barkley of Lebanon; grandchildren, Jade Holly Cantrell, Jacob Weaks, Rayden Allen, Kailey Newman, Payslie Brewer, Slayton Brewer, Wyatt Hudgens, granddaughter soon to be and nieces Kim (Jason )Tatum of Mt. Juliet and Christy (Michael) Blair of Lewisburg.

Lois was a loving girlfriend, mother and grandmother, sister and friend. She loved long car rides and being on the road in general. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at 12:00 PM at the Chapel of Boyd Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and again on Sunday, September 17, 2023, from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Lois will be laid to rest at Young Cemetery in Ashland City, TN.

A million times I’ve missed you- in a thousand different ways, a hundred times I’ve told you- but I’d cross the world to say: I miss you without boundaries, and life is far less great- but I know one day I’ll see you…and that alone is worth the wait – M.J. Savitzky

Arrangements are under the care of Boyd Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 101 Elizabeth Street. Ashland City, TN 37015 Phone: 615-792-4677. Online condolences may be made by visiting


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