Mettie K. Sams Cantrell, age 98, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013.
She was retired from the American Red Cross and was Presbyterian by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Art Cantrell, of Jonesborough, and Lewis Cantrell (Sonja), of Greenville, SC; one daughter, Rita Blackwell, of Johnson City; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
She was the daughter of the late Harland and Attie Runnion Sams and was preceded in death by her husband, Worley S. Cantrell; two sisters, Laura Corn and Ellen Shelton; and one brother, Arnold Sams.
A private graveside service was held in Chapel Hill Cemetery in the Shelton Laurel Community.
The family would like to express special thanks to the staff of Four Oaks Health Care Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson City Press Christmas Box, P.O. Box 1387, Johnson City, TN 37605.
Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home, 125 Idletime Drive, Greeneville, TN 37743 Phone: (423) 636-8007