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“Dear Pam and Gayle, We were so sorry to hear about your precious dad passing. May GOD heal your hearts and give you peace. What a special dad he was...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Keith and Gwen Darby - Greenwood, SC

“Dear Pam & Gayle, I was saddened to hear of Sparkys passing. My sincere condolences and prayers go out to your family. Sparky gave me my first golf...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Patrick Alexander - Duncan, SC

“Dear Pam, Gayle, Joe and entire family...my deepest sympathy in your loss. I remember how much my Dad enjoyed helping Sparky with some tractor work...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Jenny Rothrock - Hodges, SC

“Pam and family, I am praying for your family during this time. May God hold all of you in His hands. Love and prayers, Kathy Ann ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Ann Price Johnston - SC

“I met Sparky in 1960 when I transfered from Pensacola to Greenwood with Monsanto. I joined the Greenwood Country Club and he was the head pro,the...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Matt&Louise Gleber - Greenwood, SC

“Dear Pam, Gayle, and all of the family, I was shocked and saddened this morning when I read of the death of your dear Father, Sparky. Charles and I...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Elaine Smith Surrett - Ninety Six, SC

“Pam, Sorry for your loss. I always remember your Dad and your family fondly. Love to you all. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: John Sheppard - Ware Shoals, SC

“JOe and Family, I am so sorry to hear abt Mr. Cantrell's death. Joe, I had no idea he was your brother. I remember him from my childhood days at...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Lynn Kirkland Timmerman - SC

“Pam, Ernie, & Family You all are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Mandy Arrowood - Abbeville, SC

“I will miss him. So sorry for your loss. Robin Brock, RN Health related home care. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Robin Brock - Abbeville, SC

“I would like to take this time to let the family know how sorry I was to hear of Sparky's death. Him and my grandfather Bill Laughlin where good...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Requina O'Donald - Hodges, SC

“Pam & Gayle Just wanted both of you to know I'm thinking of you during this diffcult time. You have so many memories of your Mom and Dad! I love...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Mark & Anita Raines - SC

“Thank you for all the kindness you showed to me and my family over the many years. We will never forget you. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Marshall T. Davenport - Atoka, TN

“Cole and family, We know how much you loved your grandfather and know that you will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may you be...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Jackie & Domer Ridings - Kirksey, SC

“Pam, My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family during this time. Love ya, Dana ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Dana - SC

“Pam, I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Abbey Sears - Greenwood, SC


SPARKY CANTRELL Alphus Andrew "Sparky" Cantrell, 82, resident of 107 Hampton Road, widower of Jo Anne Cole Cantrell, died January 6, 2011 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Commerce, GA, October 20, 1928, he was a son of the late John Thomas "JT" and Lila Ingram Cantrell. He was a US Army Veteran where he served in the 4th Infantry Division and marched in the Russian Border Patrol at the end of World War II. Mr. Cantrell was the former General Manager of the Greenwood Municipal Golf Course, served as the Golf Professional at Greenwood Country Club and owned and developed Cedar Springs Golf Club in Greenwood. He was a Lifetime member of the Professional Golfers Association. Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Wilson and husband Ernie of Greenwood and Nancy Gayle Hickox and husband Mark of Evans, GA; three brothers, Thomas C. Cantrell and wife Jerry, Preston T. Cantrell and wife Betty, all of Columbia and Joe C. Cantrell and wife Gilder of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Andrew Adcock of Greenwood, Cole Adcock of Clemson, Kyle Hickox and Meghan Hickox, both of Evans, GA and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Davenport. Funeral services will be conducted at 5:30 Sunday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jeff Lethco officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Burial will be Monday in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ernie Wilson, Andrew Adcock, Cole Adcock, David Thompson, John Thompson, Mark Hickox, Fred Duff and Kyle Hickox. Honorary escort will be employees of Cedar Springs Golf Club. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. The family would like to thank caregivers Nira Miles, Gladys Holmes, Patricia Lewis, Vicky Hogue and Terry Cottle.

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