William “Bill” Cantrell

70 year old William “Bill” Cantrell of Smithville died Thursday at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Philippi Church of Christ, a U.S. Army veteran, and he was the owner of Republic Insurance of Smithville. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Beulah Ponder Cantrell; a sister, Jessie Nell Conley; a brother, Lawrence P. Cantrell; and a step-son, Christopher Jon Hillebrand. He is survived by his wife, Jane Scarlett Cantrell of Smithville. Children, William Edward Cantrell II and Nathan Cantrell both of Smithville, and Julia Cantrell of Cookeville. A step-son, Theodore Hillebrand of Virginia. A grandchild, Chloe Cantrell. Step-grandchildren, Rebecca Hillebrand, and Christopher John Hillebrand. Sisters, Ruby Ballard and Ruth Prinzville; and a brother, Frank Cantrell. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.

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