Dorcus J. McCold-Cantrell

Dorcus J. McCold-Cantrell, 78, passed away at home March 9, 2017 in Jacksboro, Texas.

She was born Feb. 10, 1939 in Reno, Washoe Co. Nev. She married Dale Cantrell, of Jacksboro, July 31, 1995.

She was preceded in death by her parents Velma Faye Cowdrey McCold born in Ames, Iowa and James H. McCold born in Watertown, Tenn., her brother, Troy L. McCold buried in Hobbs and daughter, Andreé C. Brothers, of Jacksboro.

She is survived by daughters Velina F. Craig of Jacksboro, Rhonda M. Taylor of Hobbs and Kyla R. Morris of Amarillo; sister, Sharon (McCold) Brown of Gilmer, Texas; 11 grandchildren and nine great-granchildren. 

Services will be held at the Bible Baptist Church of Jacksboro. The date is pending.

Dorcus lived in Hobbs for 34 years and graduated from Hobbs High School. She was a member of the Llano Estacado Art Association and served as secretary. She was a member of the Ruidoso Art Association and Carlsbad Art Association. Dorcus was also a member of Hobbs Genealogy Association. She had acted in community theater and was a member of the Hobbs Junior Woman’s Club. She attended New Mexico Junior College and was awarded a scholarship to attend New Mexico State University to become a teacher. She later competed and held a One Man Show of her artwork at NMSU. She was an art major and sold work nationally. 

Dorcus loved to fish and was “very good at it.” She also was an antique refinisher and upholsterer. Until her death she had two booths at the Azle, Texas, Antique Mall. She was an excellent seamstress and made period piece dresses for dolls from vintage clothing. We asked Momma one time about the antiques and restoration, Mom said, “I call it being given a kiss of life.” All that knew her loved her and she touched many lives. She never met a stranger. Thank you to all who loved our mother.

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