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Hattie Jo Page Cantrell, 84
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Hattie Jo Page Cantrell, retired garment maker and homemaker of Centertown, died Monday morning, March 13.
Ms. Cantrell, born Nov. 16, 1932, was a native of and lived her full life in the Daylight/ Centertown area of Warren County. She was the daughter of James Wesley Page and Georgie Lee Merriman, both of whom preceded her in death. She met her future husband, Norman Cantrell, at a Halloween party in 1948 and they were married in 1951. Norman died in 2004.
In addition to homemaking, her earlier domestic life revolved around the farm – milking, tobacco production and vegetable gardening, as well as trapping. In later years she took great delight in the study and nourishing of birds and her yard was alive with all manner of songbirds and hummingbirds. She also played basketball at Centertown School and followed the sport in later life. She learned traditional singing styles from her father and at church and liked to sing sitting in her yard swing.
Hattie Jo worked for 34 years as a garment maker and mender at shirt factories in Cannon and Warren counties, including Colonial, Levi’s, Warren Shirt and AquaTech. She was an active member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers labor union and served for a time as the ACW local treasurer.
Surviving are sons, Brent of Luttrell, Randall and wife Brenda of Smithville, Jeffery and wife Shelley of Rock Island; daughter Carolyn J. Walling and husband J.T. of Centertown; grandchildren, Valerie Smith, Brandy Greathouse, Grayson Cantrell and Alexander, Natalie, and Wesley Hennessee; great-grandchildren Aaron, Christopher, and Brittany Smith, Aeoden Greathouse, Cliff Hennessee, and Adron Cantrell; brother Arthur, and sisters, Bettie Dodson, and Faye Jennings and husband Keith also survive. 
Hattie Jo was a longtime member of the Church of Christ attending services over the years at Bethany and Unity.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Chris Mears will officiate. Interment will follow at Unity Cemetery. The Cantrell family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m., and again Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.