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 Author: Bob Thelma Barber Cannon Posted Date: March 5, 2019
(August 20, 1926 - March 4, 2019)

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Obituary Picture     Mrs. Thelma Barber Cannon, formerly of Payne Branch Road, Blowing Rock, passed away Monday afternoon, March 4, 2019 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. Born August 20, 1926 in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of Lee and Kiter West Nelson. Mrs. Thelma retired after 43 years of service from the cafeteria at Appalachian Elementary and Hardin Park Elementary Schools. A full time Christian lady, Thelma was a life-long member of Cool Springs Baptist Church. She loved cooking and especially baking for family and friends.
    
    She is survived by her son, Stephen Cannon and wife, Carmen, of High Point; sister, Mildred Barber Ragsdale of Lenoir; one granddaughter, four great-grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Hill (Jim) Cannon.
    
    Funeral services for Thelma Canon will be conducted Wednesday evening, March 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Pastor Burl Greer and Rev. Max West. Burial will be private.
    A receiving of friends will be held from Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - prior to services - at Austin & Barnes.
    
    The family suggests memorials to the Cool Springs Baptist Church, in care of Pastor Burl Greer, Post Office Box 3051, Boone.
    
    Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Cannon family.

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