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Ann Lyon Cannaday

Ann Lyon Cannaday, 88, joined her beloved late husband, Willard H. (Bill) Cannaday, in heaven today. She is survived by her devoted son,
Mark (Diane) Cannaday Boones Mill; loving daughter, Christie Lawrence, Boones Mill; best friend’s/sisters Judy Harless, Vinton, and
Nancy Custer, Roanoke; brother Steve Lyon, Roanoke, sister-in- law Louise (Robert) Lyon; granddaughters Carrie Cannaday, Bristol, VA,
Crystal Cannaday Young (Ben), Ashburn, VA, Jenny Cannaday Jones (Tyler), Rocky Mount; former daughter-in- law Nancy Johnson (Hardy); step-granddaughters Kaitlyn O’Malley Tinder (Chris) Sonoma, CA and Kendall O’Malley, Santa Barbara, CA; her beautiful great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; special friends Audrey Maxey, Bevelyne Prillaman and Hylas and Barbara Brown. She was preceded in death by brothers James ‘Jimmy’ Lyons (Roanoke) and Bobby Lyons (Glen Burnie, MD) and sister Lois McBride, sister-in- law Glenda Lyon, brother-in- law Richard Harless
and brother-in- law Mark Custer. Ann truly loved her work at Franklin County Farm Bureau for 40+ years where she made many life long friends and acquaintances. Her job was office manager, but she was always dedicated to serving the Farm Bureau members, even after she retired. Special thanks to all of Ann’s dear friends and her loving Piedmont Presbyterian Church family for their cards, visits, and prayers. In her final months, the family was blessed, as Ann was cared for by several amazing caregivers and the sweet nurses of Gentle Shepherd Hospice. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Flora Funeral Chapel .Interment will follow in Callaway Community Cemetery. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.