Ireta Ann Cantrell

April 11, 1936 - June 9, 2010
Ireta Ann Cantrell

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Ireta Raines Cantrell, 74, of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Four Seasons Hospice Elizabeth House. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late Julian Raines and Mary Drake Raines and wife of William Roy Cantrell who died in 1990. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Julian Coyis Raines.

For over 40 years she provided loving childcare in her home. She was Mamaw to all.

She attended Shawís Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are her five children, Joan Corn and husband Hershell of Mill Springs; Carolyn Wood and husband Joe of Concord; Shirley Waldrop and husband Timothy of Hendersonville; Eddie Cantrell and wife Maria of Mill Spring; and Diann Cantrell Owen of Hendersonville; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; a sister, Connie Grissom and husband Billy of Morganton; a sister-in-law, Ellen Raines of Hendersonville; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30am Friday, June 11, 2010 at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bill Carpenter will officiate.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all of the family, friends and loved ones who have brought food, visited with and prayed for their family during this time. A special thanks to Four Seasons Compassion for life for the care shown to Ireta during her illness.


Friday, June 11, 2010
12:00 AM

Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery - Directions
Willow Road
Hendersonville, NC

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  • June 10, 2010
    Arnold and Margaret Corne says:
    Joan and Hershell, We are deeply saddened by your loss. May God give you the strength to endure the sadnees and pain that you and the rest of your family are going through. As always, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Arnold and Margaret Corne

  • June 10, 2010
    Troy and Katie Cantrell says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. We love ya'll and you are in our prayers

  • June 11, 2010
    Kimberly Albertson says:
    Shirley, Tim, Diann, and family. I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of sorrow. May the comfort of God and the peace that comes from the memories of your mother and of the love and time you shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. With heartfelt condolences, Kim Albertson

  • June 11, 2010
    Doris Williams says:
    Shirley, You know that God will bring you through. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Even though your mom is not physically with you any longer, your memories of her is what will get you through. Be Blessed.

  • June 11, 2010
    Tammy Sherlin says:
    To the family. I just heard about Ireta's passing. She indeed was an angel and mamaw to all. I know how much she'll be missed.I'll never forget her and you,Maria, being there for mama & me when i went through this. So, sorry i couldn't be with you guys. She's now in Heaven with mama rejoicing & suffering no more! My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. I loved her too. Will be praying for you. With Love, Tammy