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Hattie Lou Hazel Cantrell Loper, 99
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Hattie Lou Hazel Cantrell Loper, 99, of Millry passed away May 17.

She was born Nov. 7, 1921, at Young Bend community in Tennessee to Duke McDonald Cantrell and Nancy Evelyn Luna Cantrell. Hattie has been a resident of Millry since 1945. She loved reading her Bible, her favorite scripture was John 14, 1-4.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles Jerry Loper Sr., son Larry Mark Loper, grandson Jon Arland Loper, great-grandson Robert Cain Walker, brothers Moses A. Cantrell, James A. Cantrell, Johnny J. Cantrell, Andy S. Cantrell, sisters Ruth B. Prater, Candice Ester Cantrell, Lillie P. Kirby, Tamer C. Kirby, Nannie V. Mullican, Mina Omega Cantrell, Ellen L. Howell.

Left to cherish her memories are sons, James I. (Judy) Loper, Charles J. (Loretta) Loper Jr., Garry G. (Libby) Loper, Leland F. (Judy) Loper, nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

The family of Hattie Loper would like to thank her home caregivers, Faye McRae and Doris Lee for their wonderful help, and to the Washington County Nursing Home staff for the wonderful care she received there.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 21, at Kimbrough Cemetery in Millry, with a visitation for family and friends starting at 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Pastors Dr. Billy Kindrick and Randy Billingsley officiating and Lathan Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at

Lathan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 21, 2021