Over the years, Centerville has been home to several famous people. Probably the most famous person to call Centerville home is Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon. Most people know her as Minnie Pearl. A member of the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years. In 2005 a statue of Minnie was erected on the square in Centerville.
Another member of the Grand Ole Opry that made Centerville his home was Del Reeves.