LATTIMORE - Edley Martin Canipe, 94, of Lattimore, formerly of Lawndale, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Willow Ridge Nursing Home in Rutherfordton. Born Oct. 18, 1919, in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Jasper Suson Canipe and Leila Smith Canipe.
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He worked for PPG, the saw mill as a thrasher, retired from Cleveland Mills and was a member of Lawndale Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Wendell Canipe; son-in-law, Joe Mauney; one granddaughter, Christine Appleman; two brothers, Marvin Canipe and Hughes Canipe; and five sisters, Blanche Towery, Rena Johnson, Vergie Bridges, Vassey Johnson, Iris Cook and Little Ivey.
Survivors include his wife of seventy five years, Daphine McNeilly Canipe; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mitchell and Gail Canipe of Ellenboro and Charles and Gail Canipe of Shelby; one daughter, Helen Mauney; eleven grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. Friday at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel
Officiated by: The Revs. Court Greene and Jim Kilby
Burial: Will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park
Funeral home: Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials: May be made to Lattimore Baptist Church PO Box 188 Lattimore, NC 28089 or to Lawndale Baptist Church PO Box 126 Lawndale, NC 28090.
Guest register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 27, 2014