April 06, 2020

Mrs. Nona Gay Cantrell, 81, of Pound, entered into Heaven’s Gates on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from her home.

She was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 20, 1938 to the late Carl and Zelda Willis Stanley of Clintwood. Nona was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy (Jerry) Hutchison of Pound; a brother, Harold (Gaynell) Stanley of Clintwood; sisters, Betty (Ken) Sippel of Oregan, Rose (Charles) Brooks and Helen (Fred) Mullins, both of Decatur, AL.

Nona was a Christian and attended Fairview Old Regular Baptist Church. She graduated from Clintwood High School, and was co-owner of The Rag Shop in Pound for many years.

She loved sewing and crafting and was well known in the sewing community for her beautiful quilt tops. She also loved her rose bushes, bleeding hearts and hydrangea…always asking if they were in bloom. Nona also decorated beautiful and at times whimsical cakes when her health allowed it. Even though her health declined over many years, she maintained a positive attitude. Her sense of humor and wit will forever be cherished by her family and friends.

Those left to mourn her passing include her loving and devoted husband of 63 years Guy Cantrell; her daughters, Gayetta Cox and husband Steve of Sharps Chapel, TN and Gladys Osborne and husband Stephen of Pound; her sons, Shelton “Shag” Cantrell and wife Kay of Pound, Bryan Cantrell and wife Kathy of Pound and John Cantrell of Pound; 11 grandchildren, Daniel (Amber) Cantrell, Christopher Cantrell, Kristi Hutchison, Jason (Brittany) Hutchison, Kacey Cantrell, Devon (Carissa) Cantrell, Adam Cox, Andy (Fae) Cox, Nicholas (Brittany) Osborne, Haley Cantrell and Brandon Cantrell; nine great-grandchildren; her twin sister, Mona (Cliff) Brommer of Denver, NC; brothers James (Debbie) Stanley and Bobby (Doris) Stanley all of Clintwood; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory.

Nona’s family would like to express a special thank you to First Choice Home Health Care and Caris Hospice for their excellent care and support.

Private graveside services for the immediate family will be conducted Monday April 6 with Elder Willie Cantrell officiating at the Arvil Mullins Cemetery in Pound where grandsons and family members will serve as pallbearers.

Due to the restrictions set forth by the CDC and Virginia state mandates in regards to CoVid 19, limits have been set on the number of people that can attend a public or private gathering.

It is out of the control of either the family or the funeral home and we hope that everyone understands these limits during this time.

Baker Funeral Home in Pound is serving the family of Mrs. Nona Gay Cantrell.