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Judy Ford Cantrell

February 2, 1949 — April 10, 2023

Judy Ford Cantrell

Mrs. Judy Ford Cantrell of South Boston, VA passed away Monday, April 10, 2023 at her home.  She was born February 2, 1949 in Halifax County, VA and was 74 years old.  She was the daughter of the late John Ford and the late Rachel Satterfield Ford and was married to James Virgil Cantrell who survives.


She was a longtime member of Dan River Baptist Church and a retired employee of Virginia Polytechnic Institute.


Mrs. Judy Ford Cantrell is survived by:

Her Husband

James Virgil Cantrell

One Son

Craig Scott Cantrell and wife Jenelle

One Daughter

Virginia Ashley Cantrell

Two Grandchildren

Wren Cantrell

River Cantrell


Robert Ford and wife Brenda

Jeanette Gayle Ford

One Niece

Kimberly Ford Shealy, husband Frank & children Josh, Maeghan & Mallory


A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 2:00 Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. John Campbell officiating.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592

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Graveside Service

Friday, April 14, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery

10160 Mountain Rd, Vernon Hill, VA 24597

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