January 10, 2019
87 year old Waniford Allen Cantrell of Smithville passed away Wednesday at NHC of Smithville. He served as Mayor of Smithville from 1982 to 1986 and was a former member and Chairman of the DeKalb County Board of Education. Cantrell, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Smithville First United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Pascal Cantrell; his wife, Mary Kathryn Colvert Cantrell; and son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Darice Cantrell and a brother, Bernard Cantrell. Survivors include sons, Steven and Gloria Cantrell of Fairfax Station, Virginia; and Andrew Todd Cantrell of Franklin. Grandsons, John and Rae Cantrell of Springfield, Virginia; Steven Andrew and Allison Cantrell of Charleston, South Carolina; and J.W. and Kasey Cantrell of Charleston, South Carolina. Great granddaughters, Kathryn Cantrell of Springfield, Virginia and Baley Cantrell of Charleston, South Carolina. Great grandsons, Sean and Peyton Cantrell of Charleston, South Carolina and a brother, Jack Cantrell of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.