Mr. Cantrell died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at his residence.
Born Aug. 31, 1920, in Sautee, he was a son of the late Sam and Drucilla Chastain Cantrell. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Reba Hilton Cantrell; great-grandson, Daniel Tatum; five brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Cantrell was the former owner and operator of Cantrell Service Station as well as a former deputy sheriff and police officer. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his son, Hershel James Cantrell Jr. of Cornelia; son and daughter-in-law, Andrew Buddy and Janice Cantrell of Alto; daughters, Reba Sue Arrendale and Priscilla Lee Martin, both of Cornelia; sister-in-law, Nellie Cantrell of Mt. Airy; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon-2 p.m. today, Aug. 9.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
August 9, 2013