74 year old Nell Cantrell of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC of Smithville. She was a retired dispatcher for the Smithville Police Department where she served for 27 years. She was also a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Jack Patterson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Olen Estes Patterson. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Jack R. Cantrell of Smithville. Two daughters, Deanna and husband Darryl Counts of Smithville and Tonya Joins of Gallatin. Three grandsons, Jordan Gash of Smithville, Brandon Joins of Gallatin, and Derek and wife Brittainy Joins of Gallatin. One granddaughter, Rachel Gash of Smithville. Mother, Nadine Patterson of Smithville. Three sisters, Audrey Summers of Smithville, Billieann and husband Sam Odom of Smithville, and Judy and husband Buddy Wade of Tallahassee, Florida. Two brothers, Jack and wife Judy Patterson and Harold and wife Sue Patterson all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.