Obit: Estelle Cannon

Obit: Estelle Cannon

May 19th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Lera Estelle Cannon, 97, entered the presence of her Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2013.She was born in Dyer, Tenn., on April 11, 1916, to Henry and Verna Horner Halliburton.After high school, Estelle attended college at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. She graduated with a bachelors degree in education and taught grades one through twelve in a one-room schoolhouse in the area.Estelle and her husband, Dr. George M. Cannon, were married on Sept. 27, 1953. They adopted a daughter, Sandra, in 1960.The family joined Signal Mountain Baptist Church in 1965. They were active and faithful members and used their time, talents, and means to further the cause of Christ.In addition to serving as a Sunday School teacher, Mrs. Cannon was an accomplished pianist and used that talent to make beautiful music for the children of the church. When the church needed new hand bells and a van to transport members, she and her husband did not hesitate to make that need a reality. An elaborate pipe organ was built and donated by the Cannons for use in the Christian Life Center.Music was just one of Estelle's talents. She had a great love of oil painting, ceramics, and needlepoint, and she used her creativity to produce many beautiful pieces. Her generous, loving spirit will be greatly missed by the family and all who knew her.She is preceded in death by her husband and parents; her brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Evelyn Halliburton; and her sister, Frances McCallum.Mrs. Cannon is survived by her daughter, Sandra Cannon, of Red Bank; grandson, Robert Crawford, Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren Alexandrea C. Crawford and Ryan C. Crawford; and a niece, Jessica Anderson.The family would like to thank the staff at Alexian Healthcare Center, especially Frank and Callie, who gave her compassionate, personal attention. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Cannon will be held on the same day at 2:30 in funeral chapel, with Rev. Sally Ensley of Signal Mountain Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Estelle Cannon name to Signal Mountain Baptist Church.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com.Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.