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Sue Gurley Cannon

Sue Gurley Cannon
  • March 28, 1936 - October 19, 2018
  • Rutherford College, North Carolina

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Mrs. Sue Carol Gurley Cannon, 82, of Rutherford College, went home to be with her Lord while surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Caldwell Hospice Robbins Center.
Sue was born on March 28, 1936 in Caldwell County to the late George Lemmie Gurley and Clara Bell Carswell Gurley. She was a retired registered nurse who worked at the Richard Baker Hospital in Hickory, which came to be Frye Regional, and at Broughton Hospital in Morganton. Sue was a member of Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church for over 35 years, and was the former district president of the United Methodist Women-Marion District.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Honsaker.
Survivors include her husband, Wallace Wagg Cannon of the home, a sister in-law, Susan Connor Cannon of Rutherford College, and three children, Cynthia Helton and husband Chris of Lenoir, Mark Parlier and wife Kelly of Granite Falls and Kevin Cannon of Morganton. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; Zachary Fox and wife Meghan, Zack Causby and wife Katie, Derek Causby and wife Jessica, David Cannon and wife Hayley, Taylor Blankenship and husband Alex, Amber Cannon, Steven Alex Parlier, and Graham and Grayce Helton, ten great-grandchildren, three nieces and three nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church with Pastor April Abernethy and Pastor Ken Byerly officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 12:30 until 2:00 P.M. at Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be sent to Caldwell Hospital & Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645 or to Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Rutherford College, NC 28671.
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Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Cannon family.