Peggy Joyce Shoun Cannon, age 75, of Johnson City, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2011, at her residence.
A lifelong native of Johnson City, she was a daughter of the late Richard Charles Shoun Sr. and Mary Magdalene Head Shoun. A highly respected and dedicated employee, Mrs. Cannon retired as the Court Clerk of Johnson City Juvenile Court after 22 years of service.
She was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Margaret McNees Sunday School Class, and she was active in Missions at the church. Mrs. Cannon was also a member of the Brown Gardenias. Other than family, her greatest passions were quilting, gardening and the Atlanta Braves. She was also a talented writer of poetry and personal memoirs.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R.L. Cannon Jr., in 1970; two sisters, Ruth Stephens and Nell Conner; and four brothers, Guy Shoun, Earl Shoun, R.C. Shoun Jr. and Blaine Shoun.
Survivors include two daughters, Christy Green and husband, Dan, Johnson City, and Josie Giles, Atlanta, Ga.; one son, Mark Cannon and wife, Robin, Johnson City; five grandchildren, Jennifer Norris and husband, Chuck, Lindsay Potter and husband, Eric, Dylan Green, Matthew Cannon and Madison Cannon; two great grandsons, McKinley Norris and Eric Potter; and one sister, Frances Berry, Tucson, AZ. Several nieces, nephews and other extended family also survive.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2011, at the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Monday from 5:30 until 7 p.m. in the East Parlor of the funeral home.
Graveside service and inurnment will be conducted at Monte Vista Memorial Gardens at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2011. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m.
For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Foundation, 4573 South Broad St., Ste. 150, Yardville, NJ 08620.
The family extends a special thank you to all of the friends and family who have shown their love and support of Peggy. Memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Cannon Family. (423) 928-6111