GOFF CANTRALL PASSED AWAY AFTER ILLNESS OF SHORT DURATION
Goff Cantrall, a well-known farmer, who resided on the Cantrall farm west of Athens, died at St. John's Hospital, Springfield Sunday evening, January 26, 1936, aged 41 years. He resided in and near Athens all his life excepting five years spent in and near Petersburg.
Deceased was born November 15, 1894, east of Athens. He was the son of the late Robert and Louisa Goff Cantrall. He graduated from both the Athens grade and high schools, graduating from the latter in 1912, and then attended Brown's Business College for a time. He also graduated from the Mohler Barber College, St. Louis in 1921.
He was married December 12, 1917 to Miss Melinda Eads at the Third
Presbyterian Church parsonage, Rev. H. M. Hildebrandt officiating.
He united with the First Presbyterian Church, Petersburg in 1920 and remained a member of that church until his death.
Surviving are his wife, Melinda; four sisters, Mrs. Effie Graham, Mrs. Minnie Cline, and Mrs. Lillie Brown of Athens, and Mrs. Stella Pittman of Greenview; and two brothers, Thomas of Petersburg and Luther of Athens.
Funeral services were held at the residence of Luther Cantrall, Tuesday
afternoon, January 28, at 1:00 o'clock, Rev. S. C. Forwood, Springfield,
Interment was made in Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg.
Source: Athens Free Press, 31 January 1936