84 year old Than Cantrell of Smithville died Friday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a Baptist and a nurseryman. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Denton Martin and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Vistation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, John Lee and Ona Young Cantrell; his wife, Leotra Pearl Cantrell; grandson, Travis Cantrell; brothers, Jay, Joe, Jewel, Prentice, and Morgan Cantrell; sisters, Nancy Humphrey, Carmine Poss, and Nell Fly. Survivors include sons, Kenneth Eugene and Donald Wayne Cantrell both of Smithville. Grandchildren, Ray Cantrell of McMinnville, Adrian Lilley of Mentor, Ohio and Joshua Cantrell of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Ethan Cantrell of Smithville, Madison, Isabella and Brett Cantrell all of McMinnville, Rajah Lilley of Mentor, Ohio. Brothers, Doyce Cantrell, Elmus and wife Gladys Cantrell all of Smithville, John and wife Nell Cantrell of McMinnville, Lewis and wife Wanda Cantrell and McClure and wife Pam Cantrell all of Smithville. Sisters, Joan Harrelson of Lebanon, Hilda and husband Floyd Corley of Tullahoma, and Janice and husband Johnny Martin of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Frances Cantrell of Gallatin and Wilma Cantrell of Smithville. Brother-in-law, Joe Fly of Nashville. Nieces and nephews also survive. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
Jun 17 2012