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Elizabeth 'Lib' (Davis) Cantrell

November 24, 1948 ~ January 15, 2020 (age 71)


Elizabeth ‘Lib’ Davis Cantrell, 71, wife of the late Billy Ray Cantrell, of Abbeville died Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at her home. She was born in Abbeville to the late Adrian W. and Fronia Ellenburg Davis.

Mrs. Cantrell graduated from Abbeville High School, class of 1968. An employee of Kemet Electronics in Greenwood for 23 years, Mrs. Cantrell later became employed as a CNA with Carlisle Nursing Home, currently the Renaissance. She was a member of South Side Baptist Church. With family being most important to Lib, her grandchildren were the lights of her life.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Leon ‘Shine’ Davis and Gene Davis.

Mrs. Cantrell is survived by her daughters, Shelley Ruff and Heather Manley (Randall); a sister, Patricia Davis McCurry (Jackie); and grandchildren, Audrey, Logan and Hunter, all of Abbeville.

The family will receive friends 2:00PM – 3:00PM, Friday, January 17, 2020 at Harris Funeral Home. A service to celebrate Lib’s life will follow at 3:00PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Earl Hartley officiating. A private family burial will be in Melrose Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials are sent to the Greater Abbeville Humane Society, Attn: Barbara Freese, 200 Greenville St., Abbeville, SC 29620 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.

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January 17, 2020

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home, Abbeville Chapel
302 N. Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620

Celebration of Life
January 17, 2020

3:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home, Abbeville Chapel
302 N. Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620

Private Burial

Melrose Cemetery
Hwy. 28
Abbeville, SC 29620


Greater Abbeville Humane Socity, Attn: Barbara Freese
200 Greenville St., Abbeville SC 29620

Hospice and Palliative Care of the Piedmont
408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646

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