Janie Mae Matthews Cannon

Born: Fri., Sep. 13, 1918
Died: Mon., Sep. 21, 2009

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Janie Mae Matthews Cannon, age 91, of Geensboro, died Monday, September 21, 2009 at Saint Joseph''s East Georgia in Greensboro. A lifelong resident of Greene County, she was born September 13, 1918 the daughter of the late Jarrell Matthews and Varor Elizabeth McCollough Matthews. She received her education from Siloam School and Cedar Grove School. In 1938 she married George Robert Cannon and in 1954 started working for Lena Hy Garment Company as a seamstress and retired in 1980. Crafts, sewing, needle point and crocheting were her favorite pastimes. Janie Mae was a member of West End Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Robert Cannon in 1986; a daughter, Allean C. Jones in 1963; and siblings, Mattie Lou Sinclair, Evelyn Hugley, Eva Railey, James Matthews and Gene Matthews. Survivors include three daughters, Geraldine Batchelor of Greshamville, Patricia Deason and husband James of Greensboro and Linda Ogle and husband Donald of Greensboro; two sons, Robert Larry Cannon and wife Toni of Oxford, GA and Robby Jones of Greensboro; a sister, Barbara Allen of Greenwood, SC; seven grandchildren, Harold Batchelor, Angela Driggers, Michael Cannon, Julie Eppinger, Pamela Corry, Amanda Wiggins and Vickie Green; nine great grandchildren, J. W. Key, Melissa Key, John Grubbs, Brayden Batchelor, Bayli Cannon, Ansli Cannon, Adam Corry, David Corry and Joan McKay Green; great great grandchild, Duston Key; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Pritchett and Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Harold Batchelor, Mike Cannon, J. W. Key, Adam Corry, David Corry and Doug Cannon. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at McCommons Funeral Home in Greensboro. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 1400 Farmington Road, Madison, GA 30650 or the charity of your choice. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Jill Newton Tanner
   Posted Tue September 22, 2009
Linda, I wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and your family during this time. I have alot of memories of your Mother. Jill Newton Tanner

Jane Cobb
   Posted Tue September 22, 2009
Love and prayers, Jane & Howell Cobb

Sandra Baynes
   Posted Tue September 22, 2009
Our prayers are with all of you during this time of loss. May God bless all of you. Marlene and Sandra

Sandra Askew
   Posted Tue September 22, 2009
Linda, I just wanted to let you and your family know that we are thinking of all of you during this time of loss. If there is anything that we can do, please let us know. Love, Sandra, Allen and family

Cathy & Greg
   Posted Tue September 22, 2009
Linda & Donald We are so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow.

Teressa Gentry
   Posted Wed September 23, 2009
Linda and family, I am so sorry about your mother. I remember her fondly from those days of Lena Hy. She was a very special lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Tee

Donna, Tommy, and Brook Moon
   Posted Wed September 23, 2009
We were so sorry to hear about your loss. It was always a pleasure to see Mrs. Cannon's smiling face around the nursing home. She will be truly missed.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Wed September 23, 2009
Geraldine, Patricia, Linda, Larry, Robby and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of sorrow and in the days to come.

sandra beal jordan
   Posted Mon September 28, 2009
i am so sorry. i didn't know about this till i read it in the paper.y'all had a wonderful mother and i know you will miss her. if i can help anyway please call. with love and sympathy sandra

Maner & Marjorie Ellenberg
   Posted Tue September 29, 2009
Ms. Janie Mae was a lovely, kind, lady and we shall miss her. She reared a fine family. They are hard working, generous people. I worked with Geraldine for nine years and shall always love her.