Cantrell estate auction

Saturday, October 16th 2004, 12:01 pm
By: News On 6

DEPEW, Okla. (AP) _ It was too hard for Patsy Cantrell to part with the hundreds of antiques she acquired over the years, but her family hopes to find new homes for the treasures as they mark the one-year anniversary of her death.

Cantrell's daughters will hold a two-day estate auction Saturday and Sunday at the farm of their mother and father, A.J., located a half-mile west of Depew on Oklahoma 66.

The auction will allow friends and others to ``honor Mom and Dad'' by buying some of the thousands of items their parents collected over the years, Debra Wyatt of Fairland said.

Monday marks the first anniversary of the assault in which A.J. Cantrell, 76, was beaten to death and Patsy Cantrell, 70, was fatally shot.

Scott James Eizember, 43, is scheduled to face trial Feb. 7 on two first-degree murder charges in the Cantrells' slayings.

The trial had been scheduled for this month in Bristow, but Creek District Judge Joe Sam Vassar granted a change of venue motion, moving the trial to El Reno.

Proceeds from the auction will be used to pay off the couple's debts and to pay for hotel rooms in El Reno when Eizember goes on trial.