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Mary Cannon

Mary Goodman Cannon

SALISBURY - Mrs. Mary Lois Goodman Cannon, 88, of Salisbury, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Genesis HealthCare.

Born Feb. 13, 1925, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Janie Corrine Gilbert Goodman and Carl Dewey Goodman. Educated in Rowan County schools, Mrs. Cannon was a dedicated housewife and mother.

She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and the Patterson Wesinger Sunday School Class.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Nephi H. Cannon, who she married Dec. 27, 1942; brothers Vance Goodman, Barney Goodman, Gilbert Goodman; and sisters Katherine Livengood, Betty Harrell, Doris McClean.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Edward Nephi Cannon (Jenia) of Raleigh, and Homer Ray Cannon (Sheila) of Salisbury; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

Visitation and Service: Visitation is Friday, March 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Summersett Funeral Home. Funeral service is Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church with Rev. Clarence Sifford officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service beginning. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Cannon family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.

Published in Salisbury Post from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2013
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