Barbara Lois Gay age 81 of McMinnville, passed away Tuesday morning, June 11, 2019 at The Webb House in McMinnville. She was born April 18, 1938 to her parents, the late Zollie and Viola Adcock Cantrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John "J.E." Gay; 5 brothers, Seborn, Tom, Glenn, Cliff and Ed Cantrell and 1 sister, Jackie Gay. Lois was a Primitive Baptist and she and her late husband built houses for many years and were also nursery owners. She leaves to cherish her memory, 2 daughters, Kathy (Danny) Cantrell of Spencer and Tressa (JB) Moore of McMinnville; 4 grandchildren, Travis (Tara) Rigsby of McMinnville, Jason (Kris) Moore of Paris, TN, Michael (Allison) Moore of McMinnville and Joshua (Samantha) Moore of McMinnville; 4 great-grandchildren, Carter and Lauren Rigsby, John Sawyer Moore and James Luke Moore; 2 sisters, Judy Cantrell of McMinnville and Lillian (Brownie) Tittsworth of Smithville; 1 brother, Zollie Dale Cantrell of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Friday, June 14, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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